Tuesday class times: 530am, 430pm, and 530pmNo one should end up here.
ELEMENTS Class #2: 630pm
Strength: Push Press
75% of 1RM x 5
85% of 1RM x 3
95% of 1RM x 1
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Deadlift @ 225/155
Contrary to skeptic believers and bad press, CrossFit does not cause injuries. Our goal at Arise and every other box I know of is to make you, the athlete, healthier, fitter, and even rehab those injuries.
Is is possible to injure yourself doing CrossFit? Of course. Is it possible to walk out your front door and injure yourself? Of course. We always talk about improving your quality of life. Can you do the activities in life that you want. That's the goal. Of course we all want to look better too, that's a great secondary benefit of Crossfit.
I believe our coaching staff at Arise is tip top. Dana, Will, and I strive to make sure the movements are taught and demonstrated before weight is added. Some times that requires scaling, another movement, or a modified movement. Please know we are trying to teach and establish proper movement memory. That is, doing the movements correctly over and over until your body automatically goes there every time.
Please remember, this is not an overnight accomplishment. It takes time. Better to re-enforce good habits slowly then continue in the wrong ones. So with all that being said, here is a quick reminder: if you feel a pinch, pull, strain, sprain or other not NORMAL thing with your body, LET US KNOW!!! Not a week later or after a month, but right away. We too often get locked into finishing the WOD or letting that ever present ego take over. Don't do it!
Here are some easy injury prevention tips taken from this month's issue of BOXLIFE which is now available at the box!
1. Warm-up better; everyone is different and if you feel you need to do more, please do it!
2. Scale your weight, reps, time. DO IT!
3. Knowing the difference between "ok" pain vs. "bad" pain.
4. Take time to recover.
5. Go to the doctor.
6. Follow through with rehab and other measures.
Pick up your copy of the mag at the box and please don't let an injury keep you down.