In thinking about injury and training, I like to think in terms “Nature” with a big “N”.
You are part of this. When you train, you’re trying to improve your health, but you can only do so by the Laws of Nature.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Hormonal production as it relates to macronutrient consumption
- Efficient digestion based on proper functioning of your auto-immune system (which is largely based on sleep, stress and DIET)
- Training frequency and volume
- Functioning of the Standard Model of Physics to include micro-particle interaction within the Higgs-Field
- Not being stupid
For many folks that listen to their coaches and make decisions based on how well they are prepping for training through sleep, stress and diet, there will still be instances during or after a WOD where you say: “that was stupid.” Hopefully, they will be rare.
For folks that don’t listen to their coaches and make bad decisions based on how well they are prepping for their training, that will happen more often. Nature gets the final say on how much weight you can lift, how much volume you can handle, how complex your movements can be and how fast you can go.
If Nature decided to fuck you up, please reach out to us so we can get you back to training and most importantly, if this is called for, we can say “I told you so.”
[Cross posted at PatriotCrossFit.com]