Muscles, Bones, and Tendons…

Image result for massage imageI had a massage this past week.

I needed it.  BAD.  My glutes were all tight and locked up, and it was affecting my mobility.

As I was lying on the table, clenching my teeth, cussing in my brain because the pain is intense, the thought always arises, Why am I doing this?

This thought was replaced by how I take care of all parts of my bodies. You have to in order to be effective at CrossFit and continue to do it.  At least at my age you do.

I get massages (muscles).  I now see a chiropractor (bones).  And a muscle activation specialist (tendons and ligaments).

I’m seeing someone for everything.  Except the brain…  A psychiatrist.

Um….I’m not there yet…

But maybe I should be??

I Sprained My Wrist…

I can’t clean or front squat for 10-14 days or any other movement that extends my hand backwards.Image result for sprained wrist

Luckily, we’ve seen all of those in the Open so I should be good.

Needless to say, I won’t be practicing anything all week.  My goal will be to rest my hand as much as possible.

When I return, I have to work on my clean form especially at heavy weight.  Gaps in training learned the hard way!

Add to this I have scar tissue built up around the sheath that protects the tendon in my right hand (the same one I sprained) that is causing swelling in my fingers.  This is probably from tearing while doing CrossFit because I’ve had no other hand injuries to cause this.

So I saw a chiropractor yesterday as well to help break that down.  If the scar tissue doesn’t go away on its own, it would have to be surgically removed!  Yuck!