Friday 9/14

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 mins of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Air Squats

Taking the Time

Time is, in my opinion, and without a doubt, my most precious commodity. It is absolute gold and for sure comes at a premium. When I give time to something, anything, it’s because it’s important to me. Time for my family, time for my job, time for my friends and hobbies. The point is, I don’t have a lot of time to just waste away. Like most of you, I find that I run out of time before I accomplish what I want to do in a day. With my to-do list already where it is, it’s frustrating when a new and unexpected thing pops up that I have to deal with. This has/can be the case with tweaks, strains or overuse of the body. We are CrossFitters. We have made the commitment to our fitness and health to show up 3-5 times a week for an hour at a time to workout. 

Now Me? I’m already here. I spend my day here. So for me to chisel out time to WOD isn’t too hard. But a lot of you come from pretty far away to drive here during traffic heavy hours. That’s commitment! But Sometimes after all that training, we get kinda…well, wrecked. We get tightness or maybe even a strain. We might think “Hey, no big deal. It’ll work itself out” Maybe or maybe it doesn’t go away. Maybe you deal with it for a week, month, 2 months…etc. Maybe it gets worse. Maybe that’s when you talk to the coach finally. Then the coach gives you some help. Ideas for stretching. Suggests going to see a doctor. Pre-workout prehab exercises to help strengthen the body part. Exercises that take…yup: TIME. Sometimes consistent and steady amounts of time that will need to be dispersed over a week.

Fast forward to a week later. We’ve got a workout that has a movement that aggravates that body part. 

Coach sees you struggling and says” Hey, haven’t seen you in a bit. Noticed you were nursing that _____ how’s it feeling today?” 

And you say ” Not great. Still bothering me and I don’t know what to do.”

“Did you contact the doctor like I suggested?”


“have you been doing the homework that I gave you?”

“No, not really…”

You can see why this athlete is having some problems still. Right now it comes down to them not taking that time to do the things that will inevitably help them out or at very least, get them in the right direction. Sometimes we have to give our time up to some important things that aren’t fun or glamorous. Things that might even be downright uncomfortable and boring. But, those things can go a long way to help you enjoy all the fun in your class and help you feel stronger or less restricted. Do it for yourself. Take the time.

Coach Calvin

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