It’s kind of perfect that our anniversary falls in the month full of giving thanks. We always reflect back on how far RRCF has come and are just blown away with gratitude from all of the members that make it so special.
What is the purpose of warming-up? Does what you do for your warm-up matter (i.e. does it matter if it is specific vs. general)? A quick google search will offer you a multitude of opinions and answers to questions about warming-up. I’m sure that with the amount of time we take to warm-up at the beginning of each class here at Rogue River CrossFit you can ascertain that we find it somewhat important.
Pain and injury are an inevitable part of life for most of us at some point. Seeing patients on a daily basis, I can say that the psychological distress of not being able to do what you want to do is usually the most difficult piece of recovery to manage. However, if we can break down in simple terms what it means to be in pain and/or injured (note that they are not the same thing) and then unravel some principle-based strategies to rehabilitate the problem, then some of the psychological hardship can probably be mitigated.
When you’re about to squat where do you focus your attention? When you’re about to jump onto a box what do you think about? When you’re about to attempt a snatch what’s going through your mind? What we think about when exercising or performing a skill usually fits into one of two categories in the movement science world: internal or external focus of attention.
Have you ever met someone who has never been injured? My guess is no. I certainly can’t think of anyone I know who has never been injured in some way, whether it be from some traumatic event or a chronic, insidious, nagging issue that develops over time. There is a lot of information available about keeping us healthy and injury-free, so much so that you probably couldn’t read it all even if you wanted to. So, if there are so many ideas abounding, why do none of us seem to be immune? Is it really possible to prevent injury?