A Shift in My Routine

A Shift in My Routine

I wrote last week about all the stuff that led up to the totally preventable injury of my shoulder. Ah, well. All water under the bridge. I can’t change it, so now I have to figure out what to do about it. I’m told that for 6 months I can’t use my shoulder. And just when I was getting good a bicep curls!

So I kind of have to figure out what to do and how to keep moving for the next 6 months. Which is kind of a great thing. I bet it’s true of a lot of you reading this. If you hurt something, it wouldn’t even occur to you to stop working out. I’ve seen lots of people here with injuries that limit a lot of what they can do and they still show up day after day and do the one thing they can do. You should probably stop for a second just to recognize that that’s pretty rare. You are a rare breed of human. Lots of people would just give up.

What’s cool about 8 years of CrossFit is that I’ve been trained in “constantly varied.” It’s in the description! I could spend the next 6 months a lot of different ways. I mean, I could focus in on a lot of things. I could run (but I probably won’t do that a lot). I could cycle. I could do some pretty fundamental lifts – there could be a worse thing for fitness than to squat and deadlift for 6 months.

I’m actually pretty excited about it. At the end of last cycle I was really getting into the back squat. I was actually sorry we switched it out. So now I’m going back to it. And if you don’t think I’m psyched about these high rep front squats, think again. And 6 months is a pretty good period of time to put add some good weight to my deadlift. Oh, and lets not forget abs. Plenty of abs.

You might see me sneak into class for a front squat and slip back out again, but it doesn’t mean I don’t love you guys. There’s gonna be a shift in the routine. For a lot of people that would be a game changer when it comes to exercise. A total wipe out. A reason to sit on the couch. But not this guy. And not you guys either. Am I right?

Thursday’s Workout
Mental Toughness

“Franklin Hill”

6 on the 6:00 to the top

And Coming Friday

A) 3RFR on the 3:00
Max Effort Bench press (BW / ⅔ BW)
**30 sec cap each round**

B) In 10 min
Max kipping pull-ups
**200m Run every time you come off bar**

100m Sandbag front carry
250m Row



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