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Tim adds some weight and depth to his push-ups.

Movement exposes weakness in your musculoskeletal system through pain. Pain does not necessarily mean there is an is an injury, but weakness will lead to injury. Why is it that only one shoulder, not both, will hurt in a sumo-deadlift high pull or kettlebell swing to overhead? If the movement was a “bad” movement, then both shoulders would get hurt in every person who makes these movements, but we don’t see this. Of course, the pain cannot be ignored either. If you continue to push through the pain, you’ll certainly end up injured. You have to address the problem, but the movement is not the problem, the mechanics of the tissues and joints in the area of pain is where the problem is. Fix the problem, then get back to work.

Workout of the Day

21-15-9 reps for time:
Overhead squats, 95 lb
Sumo-deadlift high pulls, 95 lb

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • carney March 12, 2014, 8:38 am

    30 kg (65 lb) on today’s WOD. Finish time . . . 5:46 . . . felt heavier than it should’ve. Must be lining up to be “one of those days!”

    Also feeling a bit of a “pinch” in my right sacro-iliac joint (SIJ, low back). That’s the pain that shows up on rowing, deadlifts, and SDHP that lets me know that my right SIJ is stuck. I’ll be doing my stretches that help release those tissues, and will se Dr Anthony to get adjusted later, and should be good to go tomorrow. See how that works?

  • Tim Chamberlain March 12, 2014, 10:48 am

    There is a neat healing element in functional movements. Last week I strained my knee skiing, the most helpful thing I did was squats (go figure). I kept them slow, focusing on position and range of motion and my knee is feeling great!

    Also, when I feel my back getting stiff I go through a light warm up and then do a couple of One-Arm-Get-Ups at 60% 1RM – This always helps!

  • Nyss Carney March 13, 2014, 10:06 pm

    My knee was bugging me for the first time in a long time. And I realized, great, I’ve managed to stop using the lacrosse ball roll out to get rid of this pain, for a month or two…only to discover what I already know: ithe pain comes back. I could just keep taking care of things, instead…!

  • Short March 14, 2014, 11:31 am

    My neck and calves are the things I struggle with. A 5 minute jump rope session last week blew up both my calves for a few days. Lately the “stuck” parts seem to eventually go away with a little dose of crossfit. I haven’t seen my massage therapist or chiro in quite some time (2 months maybe?). Before I was going every 2 weeks to get worked on.

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