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March 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Tuesday 03/05/13

in: Workout

WOD:

5 Rounds for time
10 Shoulder press (95#/65#)
50 Double unders

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Poetic justice: making Coach Mindi suffer through Tabata overhead sit-ups.

Poetic justice: making Coach Mindi suffer through Tabata overhead sit-ups.

Tip of the Week: Working Through Injury

This tip of the week is brought to you by one of our newest coaches, Derek B. RXdLiving is a blog that Derek writes. Last week he wrote a post on staying fit through injuries. We feel it would serve as a good tip of the week. You can read the entire post and more of Derek’s writing by visiting his blog www.rxdliving.com.

Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when dealing with an injury:

1. Don’t be a hero, let your injury heal by resting the effected area fully. Create a list of movements that you can safely do and program your workouts around them. You will be able to get back to your old ways eventually, don’t push it!

2. Focus on diet. If you’re spending less time in the gym, it may be a great opportunity to hone your meal-planning/cooking skills!

3. Re-visit your goals list. Are your strength/conditioning or weight-loss goals still attainable despite your injury? Should you create a new list of short-term goals associated with your injury? By creating some new goals, we can feel better mentally about smaller accomplishments as we heal instead of focusing on what we can’t do.

4. Try new exercises. If you can’t snatch due to a thumb injury (my current status), try cycling, running, squatting, pistol squats, swimming, GHD situps, or anything you can think of that you may not normally do. Just because you can’t use your thumb doesn’t mean you can’t use this time to develop other skills! You could come out at the end with a new strength!

5. Whatever you do, stay positive. Getting down on yourself for having to cut movements/volume from your programming will lead to compounded negativity, which in turn might lead to bad-decision making fueled by depression. Find things to do throughout the day that make you feel satisfied and accomplished!

Dealing with an injury doesn’t have to be a deflating experience. Using the steps above, find ways to stay focused and positive. The lessons you learn will ultimately help you gain discipline and develop your mental toughness!

  • Mindi,
    Just so you know… My ass just healed from those silly tabata barbell sit ups.

    Posted by: M. Maxwell 7:33 pm on March 5th, 2013

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