No classes tomorrow. Come cheer on the competitors at 8am instead!
Is CrossFit dangerous? Life is dangerous. You can sustain an injury doing just about anything. It is important to distinguish why you are doing CrossFit. Are you doing this for fitness and the occasional fun competition? Or are you training for the games? The difference is that those training for the games are taking more risk in their daily training. Regardless of your goals, it is imperative to listen to your body. Talk to your coaches about any aches or pains. The beauty of CrossFit is modification! Sure, we want to do RX! But at what expense? Does your job require you to do those pull ups, that 400m run, or those squats? No matter what version of the wod you are doing, you are increasing your fitness level! Think Amy likes working out with a 33lb bar? Nope, but she is listening to her body! Sometimes life just requires some modification. Keep in mind that it is not forever.
"Although stories of injuries sustained doing CrossFit run rampant on the internet, these same injuries and much worse are seen in our favorite sports and recreational activities. Personally, I’ve had more severe injuries over my years competing in gymnastics than in CrossFit, but no one ever suggested I should stop doing gymnastics". -Julie Foucher, CrossFit Games competitor
"...there are about 2-3 injuries from snow sports per 1000 participants per day. When high-profile skiing accidents bring scrutiny to the danger of winter sports, the International Society for Skiing Safety responds appropriately by advocating professional instruction, taking your time, and using correct equipment as ways to decrease the risk of injury".- Julie Foucher (READ MORE)
Our goal is to help you achieve your optimal level of fitness while maintaining the safest environment and safest body mechanics possible. We incorporate active mobility, wod specific warm ups, and flexibility cool downs in an effort to prevent injury and maximize performance for each individual. We have a chiropractor on hand who oversees our mobility and recovery programming to ensure that we are setting ourselves up for success.
This is a lifestyle, not a 1 hour fitness regimen. If you are not incorporating movement and mobility throughout your day outside of CrossFit, you are doing it wrong. Get up from your desk as much as possible throughout the day. Move, mobilize, drink water, rest! Come to YOGA!
You have to do your part and communicate with your coach, avoid overtraining, put that ego aside, and spend extra time outside of the gym on recovery-aka: hydration, sleep, mobility, movement, and NUTRITION! Make sure that your body is HEALTHY! It's the only one you've got!
100' HS walk (bear crawl) + 1 rope climb (3 rope pulls), then
3 rounds for time:
10 box jumps or step ups 24/20
15 KBS 53/35
100' HS walk (bear crawl) + 1 rope climb (3 rope pulls)
HS walks and rope climbs are not timed
calves 2 min each leg
hamstrings 2-4 min
Banded shoulder distraction 1 min each arm