Risking your health for the sake of body positivity is where a line needs to be drawn.
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Hi guys! My name is Kaitlin Sparrow and I’m the new intern here at Shadow CrossFit. I am a senior communications-public relations major at Culver-Stockton College.
Alright, so a topic of discussion that I hear all of the time while coaching is calluses and how to manage them. As such, I thought I would try and point out a few different ways to solve this problem and to keep you from ripping your hands. As much as some might think it’s a “badge of honor,” it’s more like a workout hindering injury that could have you missing PRs and a good WOD. So here we go;
Paul with his wife Chasidy after the local YMCA Mud Run
It’s ok to accept defeat, come face to face with failure, and admit to your “goats” (weaknesses). Sometimes, you just have to start off a new post with a statement that most people may view as shocking. This could be because, as a coach, it’s my job to encourage you to test your limits and push boundaries that you haven’t in a while. However, it’s also my job as a coach to tell you that sometimes, throwing in the white towel is the right thing to do.
Compliments to CrossFit
A few days ago I was asked an interesting question; what types of activities can I participate in, outside of CrossFit, that might benefit me? It’s a really good question actually, since a big part of CrossFit is being prepared for the unknown and unknowable (or in other terms, any form of fitness you so choose). Below, we will look at a few different types of fitness that are great to participate in for various reasons, in no particular order. These reasons might include a great cardiovascular workout, an excellent addition to mobility training, or just an outright good time.
Lets begin, shall we?