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Row 500m….fast


Every minute on the minute for 14:00:

Even minutes: 5 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Odd minutes: 2 Clean and Jerks @ 80% 1RM

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Alli…way stronger than yesterday!!!

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My PT Jennifer introducing me to the wonders of dry needling!

Am I hurt? How many of you have asked yourself that question? "CrossFit is dangerous". We hear that a lot. And it's true, it's way more dangerous to do the things we do than to stand on an eliptical for an hour while flipping through a magazine. But most of you are OK with the risk because the reward is significant. You manage the risk because you're coached well, you work ridiculously hard on your technique and body positioning, and you select the load you're going to use based on your experience with the lift.

More likely than not, the things we encounter are smaller, nagging injuries. The ones that don't prevent you from doing anything, but don't seem to get better. You have 2 choices dealing with these: you can stay the course and hope things improve, or you can implement a plan of action. I vote for the plan.

First, try to diagnose what might be going on. The internet is a great tool for this. Once you get an idea, try some of the simple interventions first: rest (yes, rest is good), ice, upping the fish oil, modifying movements, mobility, or stretching. Any or all of these may be a good start. It will take a little time for these things to work, so don't expect a turn around after a day of stretching. 

If those things don't work, it might be time to go to a professional. There are lots of people out there with the education, training, and know-how to help things get better. The key is to know when it's time to seek them out!


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