Monday September 24, 2018

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CFT Standard and Mobility

Strength: OHS 3 x 5

WOD: AMRAP in 15 min: 15 KB Squats 15 KB Swings 15 C2B Pull-ups

Recognize this guy?

I'm sure most of you know by now, I have a partial tear in my rotator cuff.  Not a big enough tear to have surgery which is a plus, but it leaves me in a bind because I'm left w/ a decision on whether or not I continue on w/ CrossFit and all the movements that might make the tear worse.... I'm a big fan of the following statement, "positive thinking will bring you positive results" and then I thought back to what the guy in the pic said to me, "The key is to maintain the right attitude and protect the injured part until it heals.” ...I met Jim 2 months after I started CrossFit in December 2008.  He was extremely passionate about working out and being healthy. Soon after starting CrossFit, he received his Level 1 certification followed by getting certified in CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Nutrition!  Jim did this all while maintaining a full-time career and being a full-time Dad and Husband!! So, what's my point... Well, he's dedicated, positive and motivated.   And I need to be more like him... we all do, especially those who are or have been injured. Prior to taking on the role of being "Coach" to me (which he'll probably tell you was one of his biggest challenges besides opening CFT) was that he got injured a year later.  Jim also had a major tear to his shoulder - a Type IV SLAP Tear. The labrum is cartilage that goes 360 degrees around the shoulder joint attached to the bone to hold the shoulder in the socket. He tore off the top 180 degrees of this cartilage off the bone and also split the bicep tendon. This affected his joint making it a  Type III, and the torn bicep tendon made it a Type IV – which is the most severe type of SLAP tears!!! Jim didn't give up... As we all know, CrossFit is addicting, after we realize what we are capable of doing - we don't want to lose it.  A major injury could cause a set-back and discourage you from returning to the gym.  Well, Jim refused to let that become his mindset by continuing on w/ his workouts.  The picture above is a prime example. So, I will continue to follow suit of Jim, and not let anything stop me!  Don't get me wrong, I will take caution to my body and stop when I feel pain but I won't let this deflect me from "my CrossFit!"


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