TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR BODY
We want to discuss taking responsibility for your body or “owning it”. There aren’t many drawbacks to the group class model of CrossFit workouts, but for some, losing independent thought can be one of them. If it hurts, do something about it. I’m telling you now, if something is painful above general soreness, do not ignore it. If you are having chronic issues with a joint or back pain, Chiropractic may help.
We do CrossFit. Our goal is to become strong, fast athletes. CrossFit isn’t your grandma’s aqua zumba class. There’s an understanding that we will put our bodies through the ringer and in return, we achieve elite fitness. Sometimes we put ourselves through a little too much and this is when we need to consider seeing a professional like a massage therapist or a chiropractor. Luckily, within Undefeated’s community, we have a network of trusted health care professionals at our disposal. One of them being one of our very own coaches, Kristen Mitteness. Kristen is a practicing chiropractor and encourages treatment to enhance the CrossFit experience.
“Moving efficiently and effectively through full ranges of motion over varied planes of movement and intensities for optimal health. This is the marriage of chiropractic and CrossFit.”
Chiropractors work with the body’s structure, nervous system and muscles to optimize function. Everything you choose to do or not to do starts with the brain which then signals the body part to fire or not fire. Patterns are created, movements are achieved. But what if something isn’t working quite the way it’s supposed to? You’re working out regularly, eating well, staying hydrated, but something is still not right. It may be necessary to look at your structure.
When we CrossFit, we move in various ways, build muscle, and gain endurance. Exercise is a physical stress that affects our bodies just like anything else. At some point there is a breaking point, a time when our bodies have had enough. Kristen explains that chiropractors can deal with this situation in two ways.
“One, you can try to prevent this from happening in the first place. These athletes choose to see a chiropractor regularly to make sure everything is working properly, that muscles are balanced and the nervous system is flowing optimally. This is similar to changing the oil in your car on a regular basis. You are preventing a problem in the future. Option two; your shoulder/low back/neck/ankle hurt so you go to the chiropractor for care. This method takes a bit of back tracking and training possibly slows down, but once everything is back to normal, you are ready to go again. Like letting your vehicle run out of gas. It is an issue for the moment, it might have consequences, but it can be dealt with properly.”
If you have any questions on wether treatment is appropriate for you, you can ask Kristen at the next WOD she coaches, or visit the Corydon Chiropractic website for more info: http://www.corydonchiro.com/dr–kristen/
5 x 5
3 x 8
4 rounds for total reps of:
4 minute AMRAP of:
- 4 Thruster (115/75)
- 8 Hand release push ups
- 12 Air squats
- Rest 1 minute.
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“Food is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and exercise is the most potent and under-utilized anti-depressant.”
“The Full Hogan”
In this workout you move between each of four stations after a minute. Each round is four minutes, with a one minute break before repeating. Five rounds.
The stations are:
- Box Jumps (30/24)
- Deadlift (225/150)
- Toes to Bar
- Plate Burpees (45/25)
One point for every rep performed. Score is total reps.
BUY IN: 1000m row, for time.
“If lifting heavy weights for partial [squats] were of any benefit for sports, Gold’s Gym would be fielding the majority of the 2008 Olympic team. – Ripp”
1×10, 1×8, 3×5
“Which Way To The Beach?”
- 1000m row
- 50 Sit Ups
- 400m Sandbag Run
- 50 Sit Ups
- 400m Sandbag Run