Friday, August 1

We all get tight and feel pain in the joints every once in a while. The hard part is figuring out exactly what is causing the pain so you can work on it. Of course, if you are injured you should see a doctor, but if the pain you feel is because something isn't moving correctly or feel out of place, many times you can attempt to treat it on your own. The trainers at CrossFit 616 aren't doctors so when you ask us about treating something we can only suggest some things to try. Unfortunately, we can't diagnose you and tell you exactly what is wrong. But, with the knowledge being offered by physical therapists like Kelly Starrett we can at least try to work on things on our own before seeing a doctor or other medical professional. So, how do you approach that mobility work to try to relieve pain? In the Mobility WOD video below, Dr. Starrett explains how you should work upstream and downstream of the painful spot. A lot of times, where you feel pain isn't the cause of the pain. Go up and down your leg from the knee if you feel knee pain. If it is the shoulder, work above and below the shoulder. Take a systematic approach to your mobility work and you may be more successful.

Workout for Friday, August 1 Snatch Complex, Every 90 seconds for 12 min 1 Power Snatch, 1 Hang Power Snatch, 3 Overhead Squats

5 Rounds, 3 min each round First Minute: 10 T2B Second Minute: 10 Med Ball Cleans Third Minute: 10 Ring Dips