Monday, August 1
You may have heard Tom saying this over the years and it's something I am as guilty of as anyone, but "Athletes don't wear flip flops!" That's a quote from Dr. Kelly Starrett, physical therapist to some of the best athletes in the world. You can watch his Mobility WOD video with the full explanation of why we shouldn't wear flip flops below.
If you have any foot, ankle or shin problems - plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, etc... - you need to ditch the flip flops.
You also need to take care of your feet. Rolling the bottoms of your feet and you calves will help relieve some of these conditions. But it takes regular and consistent work.
Check out this article from CrossFit Invictus on how to relieve plantar fasciitis pain.
It seems obvious, but remember that your feet are your base and everything starts there for most of our movement. If your base is not right, the rest of the systems will eventually begin to feel the effects. Take care of your base!
Workout for Monday, August 1 5 min of Double Under Practice If you have Double Unders, establish Max Unbroken Set
15 min to find Heavy 1 Rep Squat Clean Thruster
"Elizabeth" For time: 21-15-9 Squat Cleans (135/95) Ring Dips