What to do with the dreaded injuries…

R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) best way to go pre and post injury

R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) best way to go pre and post injury

Two weekends ago was a definite eye opener for me. When we move, exercise, CrossFit injuries sometimes can not be avoided. At some point in our lives injuries are going to get us. But what do you do when you do get injured?

-Do you pout?
-Do you lay in bed all day?
-Or do you take action help yourself heal?

When in doubt: ICE ICE BABY!

The benefits of icing:

-Reduces swellling
-Stops pain messages that go to your brain
-Promotes excessive blood flow in and out of the injured area

To learn more go to crossfit.com and watch the preview video by Kelly Starrett on July 27th. If you want to watch the entire video I highly suggest subscribing to the CrossFit Journal: http://journal.crossfit.com/

Today’s WOD:

4 Rounds:
400m Run
50 Squats

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