Injury and Recovery

By 07/02/2012 wod

With all the new people here there are a lot of aches and pains popping up.

This is all completely normal.  All of our athletes have been with us for a short time and a majority of you have just started doing CrossFit.  Because  most of you are adjusting to this new program that has a high volume and intensity, you will be getting aches and pains.  Generally speaking this means exercise-induced acute inflammation.  It is a perfectly normal process that occurs and you will recover.  However, it is important you let your coach know what is going on.  Already I’ve had a few people approach me before class to let me know about some shoulder issues.  This is absolutely what I want to see.  If you have chronic pain that doesn’t go away after the warm up let your coach know about it so we can scale the workout and switch around any troublesome lifts so that we can rest any muscles and joints that are hurting before the injury becomes more serious.

It is also important for you to go home and spend time icing your injury.  Remember RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation.  Apply RICE to any troublesome joints and muscle for 30 minutes in the evening and you will recover faster.

Remember, workouts build fitness but recovery is where we get stronger.

Quick Announcement

Don’t forget that on the 4th of July we will only be having our 1130 class time.

WOD 2 July 2012

7×1 Power Clean and Jerk

Followed by:

21-15-9
Overhead Squat
Toes-to-Bar

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