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WOD:   8/18/17

4 Rounds for time:
400m run
20 Wall Ball Shots 20/14
10 Kettlebell Swings 70/53

 Heel clicking to take care of themselves!

Heel clicking to take care of themselves!

Take care of yourself

You can eat perfectly, sleep eight hours a night, train for two hours a day, and listen to everything your coach says, but if you get hurt, what good is all the other stuff? I, like may of you, push through pain all the time, only to wonder why it won’t get better. I have no problem with people pushing through pain, but it depends what kind of pain we’re talking about.

Unless you’re getting paid to work out, there is no reason to work through an injury while making it worse. I’m not saying to stop working out; I’m saying do something about the injured area. Spend more time working on it during the warm up or on your own time. If you aren’t able to take care of the issue, then go see a professional. Utilize the many posters and resources we have in the gym to target key areas. Don’t ignore the signs, and end up missing large amounts of time training because your sore shoulder turned into a torn rotator cuff.

Play to your mind. Know when to take time off, or get something worked on if you need to. Don’t just acknowledge injuries, but fear missing a workout, so you do nothing about it.  Take care of yourself so you can do many more WODs down the road.

Written by Caitlin Brennan

Workout Courtesy of CrossFit Linchpin.