It will happen.

6'oclock looking fit and happy!

6’oclock looking fit and happy!

Today I want to talk about injuries. Why? Because I have one. And because for the vast majority of us, it WILL happen at one point or another and you need to know what to do about it. I am, by most accounts, a very, very, patient person. But not when it comes to being hurt. I am just not wired to NOT move. The fact is, most new injuries in the gym come from OLD injuries. The best indicator for injury is a previous injury. So, when I felt the familiar “tweak” in my back during dumbbell snatches on Saturday, I had a good idea what I was in for. It had been at least 4 years since I had had to deal with it and my standard recovery involved 2 weeks of missed work, muscle relaxants, and spending an awful lot of time staring at the ceiling. But that was before CrossFit. I am on day 4 and have not missed a day of work, nor have I missed a day at the gym.  I cannot squat and I cannot do a burpee. But I can run, I can push a sled and I can do a lot of other things. I MODIFY safely but I continue to move. Part of this is addiction habit for me. I have to do it. I will go a little bit crazy if I don’t. I have visited my chiropractor and confirmed that nothing serious is going on and that continuing to move is the best thing I could be doing right now. If you have an injury, STOP and evaluate, especially if it is something you have felt before. YOU know better than anyone whether or not you should continue. Let your EGO go. Check in with a health care professional to confirm what movements you can and cannot do. Tell your coach and they will MODIFY for you. The majority of the time continuing to move during injury is important, not just for your body but for your mind as well.

STRENGTH
Hatch week 6 day 2
1 x 4 @ 75%
1 x 4 @ 80%
1 x 4 @ 80%
1 x 4 @ 80%

WOD
For time:
30 overhead squats
30 pull ups
60 sit ups
30 burpee box jumps
30 dips

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