They happen. It's unfortunate, and they're awful to deal with not just physically, but psychologically too. As CrossFitters, we like having the ability to workout and train so when an injury disrupts all of that it can be tough to handle. We've all worked so hard to get to where we are at, an injury will ruin all of it and it's a huge disaster. Right??? Well, no, not necessarily.
A couple of years ago, I sprained my ankle pretty badly and came hobbling into the gym to let Armen I was on the injured list for at least the next month and wouldn't be able to workout. I believe his response was somewhere along the lines of, "Did you injure your arms too?" When I responded with a confused, "No..." and simply pointed to my foot, he told me that this would be a great opportunity for me to work on my upper body strength and get a strict pull up, a goal Armen knew I was chasing. We talked a little bit longer about the other things I could do at the gym and ways to scale workouts. I spent those next four weeks doing what I could, and managed to make some significant improvements in my upper body strength. By the time I was ready to come back to regular workouts, to my surprise, I wasn't a disaster. In fact, I felt like I hadn't lost much at all in those weeks of modified workouts.
As your coaches, we have the ability to scale and modify workouts to suit whatever you got going on. It's what we do, it's not an inconvenience for us to change things to accommodate injuries (if you're opting out of a movement because you don't like it or you aren't good at it, you already know the answer, so let's not go there). Unless your doctor has assigned you to bedrest, come in and let's see what we can do.
Meline and Armine getting in some seated DB presses!
A. Accumulate 5 minutes in deadbug
B. EMOTM 16
Odd - 30 double unders
Even - 8 kb RDL's (70/53)
Posted by Megan