Injuries are an intrinsic part of sport. Whether through a poor decision of the athlete or a freak, unpreventable occurrence, most athletes will have some sort of injury at some point in their athletic careers. At CrossFit 818, we understand that high-intensity training can open the door to injury when form is sacrificed for speed/intensity. We also understand that short of sitting on your couch forever (which has its own undesirable outcomes), there's always a risk of injury while living our everyday lives. Mitigating those risks while training and teaching you how to be aware of them are a couple of the things that separate us from many other programs. Here's a few of the ways we help you lower the risk of injury:
1. Sacrificing form for speed during your every day training is unnecessary. We promote responsible high intensity training, not maximum intensity training.
2. Skip the kip (at least until you have the strength to do 7-10 strict pull-ups). Most people who start kipping before they can do multiple strict pull-ups disengage their upper backs on the way down exposing their shoulders to injury. Strict pull-ups also build strength in the upper back, which promotes proper positioning and efficiency in other movements like the deadlift and squat while also improving posture.
3. Dynamic warm-ups and targeted mobility prepare the body for explosive movement.
4. Perfect practice: Class caps ensure that every athlete receives the attention and coaching he or she requires in order to properly execute movements and build efficient and safe movement patterns.
Injuries happen, but proper training and good coaching helps manage the risk and ensures each of you can continue your path towards fitness safely and effectively!
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Four Rounds For Max Reps:
1 minute Ball Slams (30/20)
1 minute Kettlebell Swings (70/53, Russian)
1 minute Weighted Step-ups (45/35)
1 minute Thrusters (75/55)
rest 30 seconds between rounds
Posted by Zareh.