“Your what hurts?”

21-15-9 reps: – Results

Deadlift (225/155)

Overhead Squat (135/95)

Dave Lipson 3:24, Heather Bergeron 7:18 (155lb dead, 95lb OHS)



Looking good, Amanda!

Watch Speal perform today’s WOD: wmv/mov


Training with injury sucks.  I have been plagued with tendonitis in both elbows, weird vibram induced foot strains, a bad shoulder that gets cranky, and recently an achilles strain that has left me unable to perform box jumps, double unders, or run.  I know many of you have had issues with funky wrists, bad shoulders and backs, ankles, hips, the list goes on and on.

And to those of you who continue to come in and show up to modify or do a completely different workout, I applaud you.  It’s easy to bench yourself, get lazy and use your injury as an excuse to avoid physical activity altogether.  As I see it, there is a difference between pain and suffering.  Suffering is what we do on a daily basis.  Suffering is being uncomfortable.

You actually pay to suffer!!  Suffering is hard, it leaves us spent and sprawling on the floor, suffering hurts, as it should be….

this is crossfit!  Pain on the other hand is your body’s way of telling you to quit being stupid and stop.  People who try and push through genuine pain and don’t stop or scale back do not impress me.  There is no prize at the end for “acting tough”.  Crossfit is diverse enough that if you can’t do what’s prescribed for the day, there is something else you surely CAN do!  I suffered workouts many times with injury while at the same time avoiding pain.  Be smart, listen to your body and get comfortable with one while avoiding the other.  In the meantime, I’ll be working on my rowing.  Like I said, training with injury sucks.


Don’t forget to get your yoga on today at 4:30!!  Bring a mat!  Bring a friend!  Open gym to start at 5:30!

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