6/17 “Wednesday”

16
Jun

6/17 “Wednesday”

Strength:
Fitness:
BtN Snatch Grip Push Press, Overhead Squats

Performance:
3 position Snatch

WOD

Fitness:
Burpee Pullups

Performance:
Burpee Muscle-ups


A great article on managing pain in a workout and chronic pain from the CF Journal:
Read the full article and see one of our very own member’s(Joe S) pain face here(first picture on top w/ the ‘merica head band !!)>
http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/CFJ_2015_05_Pain_Achauer.pdf

“In a study designed to measure the link between emotion
and pain perception, participants listened to slowed-
down, sad music while reading depressing statements
such as, “It seems such an effort to do anything,” or, “I’ve
made so many mistakes in the past.”

Then, to add insult to injury, researchers touched the
subjects with a hot probe and asked them to rate the level
of pain. A control group listened to neutral music and
looked at neutral statements before getting poked with
the same probe.

Researchers found those who listened to sad music reported
the pain experience as much worse than those in the control
group. What’s more, functional magnetic resonance imaging
(fMRI), a technique for measuring brain activity, supported
their reports of increased pain by showing increased activity
in the various pain receptors of the brain…

“Pain is a signal of potential physical damage, and it is to be
attended to. It is our friend. But pain is also a stimulus. And—
as long as we are being reasonable with our dealing with
the pain—we don’t push ourselves into injury unnecessarily,
then it becomes, ‘OK, how do I tolerate the necessary pain in
order for me to achieve my goals?’” Cahill said.

The first step is changing the word “pain” to “stimulus.”
“We can develop a relationship to the stimulus that we
have habitually called pain, just as we can develop a
relationship towards any stimulus. Some stimuli are useful,
and some are problematic. Some are simply habitual,
some are just there because of imprints and expectations.
And some are there because we’ve chosen them and we
expose ourselves to them,” he said.

In the example of CrossFit athletes, Cahill said focusing too
much on one sensation—let’s say the pain of thrusters—
robs our mind of other jobs, like maintaining good form. If
80 percent of your mind is focused on the pain stimulus,
and only 20 percent on your form, your experience of the
pain will be much greater.”