Saturday, June 27, 2009



5 rounds

1 Trip up the stairs
10 PVC Thrusters
10 Med Ball Slams

One of my super-hot lady clients showed up this morning with a headache. Not from a Friday night of too much partying, she's had it getting worse and worse since Thursday evening. Instead of doing the above workout, she timed out at 3 rounds.

I think this was a good choice on her part. There are certain kinds of pain that are "fun" to push through. Like the burning of your legs in Tabata Squats. Or the feeling of "there's no air" in the middle of Fight Gone Bad. Other types of pain aren't so much "fun."

A migraine, or the like, isn't something that we should feel like we need to push through. This kind of pain, just like a sprained ankle, or tweeked back, indicate that we need to take a bit of a rest. Or perhaps look at our life style, or diet to see where changes could benefit us.

Amber pushed herself a bit this morning and got through three rounds. If you've ever worked out with any kind of headache, you know that CrossFit can do one of two things. It can totally zap the headache, and when you're done, you've conquered both the workout, and the headache. Or it can make your head a pounding, throbbing appendage of pain. Today, it was the latter for Amber.

The interesting thing, is that she was a bit pissed about the whole thing. She was angry she couldn't get through all five rounds. But that's the kind of gal she is. She's CrossFit :)

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