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15 Apr 2014

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1. Bench Press – work up to 3RM

2. 3 rounds for time
Run 400m
10 Deadlift at 60% of your 1RM
10 KTE

3. Glute Ham raises – 3 x 8-15

I was planning on starting a weekly member blog, but had no idea my first blog would be describing an experience with the infamous Rhabdomyolysis. I’m sure everyone is somewhat familiar with Rhabdo. Fortunately it is rare enough that it doesn’t happen often. However, most people know of someone, or a friend of a friend who finds themselves at the mercy of Rhabdo.

 

I am trying to piece together what made last week different and why the conditioning or my behavior outside of CFB could have contributed to the onset of Rhabdo. So far I only have a few ideas.

 

I CrossFit about 4 to 5 days a week, and last week I completed WODS Monday- Thursday. My quads were tight, and sore but nothing that seemed out of the norm. On Friday I was planning on doing the 4:30 WOD, and I was foam rolling and stretching which is something I am adamant about doing before every class.

 

As I went to get up from mobility, I felt a sharp pain down my left quad and quickly sat back down, feeling light headed, and weak, I thought I had pulled a muscle and decided against working out that afternoon instead opting for continuing mobility. I went home iced my leg, took Tylenol and continued on with my Friday.

 

I awoke on Saturday experiencing the same pain and I was having a hard time putting any weight on my leg. I posted on the CFB BS board asking for advice and immediately members mentioned Rhabdo. I started Web- Mding, which is not advised, but I was experiencing some of the symptoms. My leg was tender to touch, swollen, and feeling warm.

 

With a lot of encouragement from the CFB community, I decided Sunday it was time to head to the ER. I was lucky because Krista picked me up, and she was working in the ER at Brigham and I received the VIP treatment.

 

At first the nurses didn’t think it was Rhabdo, because I was not acting like a Rhabdo patient. After multiple people looked at my leg, noticing the swelling, redness, bruising, and warmth they concluded it probably was more than a simple strain. They were concerned with Rhabdo as well as compartment syndrome, which was an even more terrifying possibility. I was started on fluids while my blood was sent to the lab for tests. After a couple of hours it was confirmed that my CK levels were elevated and I indeed had Rhabdo. I had caught the Rhabdo early enough so my course of treatment was simply fluids and rest; fortunately there is no apparent kidney damage. I was discharged in the morning with instructions to continue hydrating, resting and no crossfitting for a couple of weeks. As far as what caused it, its possible I was not drinking enough water throughout the week or I simply just over did it, I will never really know. I probably was experiencing Rhabdo for a few days and Friday when my muscles were in a vulnerable state any amount of strain was just too much. I am still feeling pretty weak, and sore but I am definitely on the mend!

 

My take away from this whole experience is positive. I am thankful for the CrossFit community in that they are informed of the symptoms and their insistence that I went to the ER. I think if anyone ever feels even slightly concerned that they could be experiencing Rhabdo they should head to the doctor. It is not something you want to mess around with, but if caught early the treatment is rather simple. In the end I think this experience will make me a more cautious, and aware Crossfitter and hopefully down the road a knowledgeable CrossFit coach!

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15 Apr 2014

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1. 3 x 500m row with 1 minute rest

2. EMOM 12 – 1 Power Clean + 4 Front Squats (AHAP)

3. Back Work – Good Mornings 3 x 8-10

12 Apr 2014

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TEAM WOD – Relay Race

For Time
500m run
25 CTB Pull ups
20 Pistols (10 each leg)
15 Power Cleans, 185#/125#
10 Burpee Box Jumps, 24″/20″
5 Strict Handstand Push ups (wall climbs scaled version)

TEAMS of 3. First person completes the 500m while other 2 rest. Once the CTB pull ups are started then person 2 can begin the 500m run. 2nd person cannot begin CTB pull ups until person one finishes, etc. 3rd person begins 500m run when the 2nd person finishes but cannot begin CTB pull ups until 2nd person is finished.

12 Apr 2014

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8am – Track WOD meet at Harvard Track and be ready to START at 8:00AM

1. Deadlift – work up to a 5RM

2. AMRAP10
10 Deadlift @ 60% of 5RM
10 One Arm DB Push Press, 65#/45#

3. 3 x 10-15 GHD sit ups

Tonight at 6:30PM is the Town Hall Meeting for all of our members. We will not be having a 6:30PM class. The meeting will be no longer than an hour and there will be refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

“You cannot drive your car looking at the rear view mirror. Focus on going forward.”

- Steve Harvey

I like this quote. It is important to learn from the past but it is not productive to obsess over it. Focus on how to make improvements. Apply this to your training. Your nutrition. Your life in general. It’s not easy but the faster you can move forward the sooner you will arrive where it is you want to go.

WHAT’S ON TAP

Saturday 4/12

8am – Track WOD meet at Harvard Track and be ready to START at 8:00AM

1. Deadlift – work up to a 5RM

2. AMRAP10
10 Deadlift @ 60% of 5RM
10 One Arm DB Push Press, 65#/45#

3. 3 x 10-15 GHD sit ups

Sunday 4/13

TEAM WOD – Relay Race

For Time
500m run
25 CTB Pull ups
20 Pistols (10 each leg)
15 Power Cleans, 185#/125#
10 Burpee Box Jumps, 24″/20″
5 Strict Handstand Push ups (wall climbs scaled version)

TEAMS of 3. First person completes the 500m while other 2 rest. Once the CTB pull ups are started then person 2 can begin the 500m run. 2nd person cannot begin CTB pull ups until person one finishes, etc. 3rd person begins 500m run when the 2nd person finishes but cannot begin CTB pull ups until 2nd person is finished.

Monday 4/14

1. Clean and Jerk – work up to a 2RM

2. AMRAP 6
6 Strict Dips
6 Strict Pull ups

rest 2 minutes

AMRAP 6
Row 10 Calories
10 Push ups

rest 2 minutes

3. For time
75 Wallball shots, 20#/14#

Tuesday 4/15

1. 3 x 500m row with 1 minute rest

2. EMOM 12 – 1 Power Clean + 4 Front Squats (AHAP)

3. Back Work – Good Mornings 3 x 8-10

Wednesday 4/16

1. Bench Press – work up to 3RM

2. 3 rounds for time
Run 400m
10 Deadlift at 60% of your 1RM
10 KTE

3. Glute Ham raises – 3 x 8-15

Thursday 4/17

1. Back Squat – work up to a 5RM

2. Complete for time
75 Power Snatches, 115#/75#

Friday 4/18

1. Baseline – For time
Row 500m
40 Squats
30 Sit ups
20 Push ups
10 Pull ups

2a. Practice hand balancing and hand walking for 20 minutes
2b. Abs – Accumulate 100 hollow rocks

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10 Apr 2014

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NO 6:30PM Class Due To Town Hall Meeting

1. TEST 1 mile run

2. “Angie”
100 Pull ups
100 Push ups
100 Sit ups
100 Air squats

 

Who’s ready for the Town Hall Meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm?Bob and Coach Pat at CRASH-B 2014

 

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to new member Bob E. for making the CRI Comp Team!  Bob has been working hard all winter and has been loving every class at CrossFit Boston.  You’ll usually catch him at 6am or 7am on Tuesday and Thursday, because he is now officially rowing on the Men’s Comp. Team at CRI on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Keep up the awesome work Bob and represent!

 

A big thing that Bob has learned and started to focus on to make improvements in his rowing and lifting is mobility!  If you’re in need of more mobility knowledge and practice, come join us for Mobility Wednesdays every week at 6:30pm.  Kapil took everyone through hamstring mobility for deadlifts yesterday.  Who’s joining us next week?

 

 

RR Workshop at NAVSTA NewportLast but not least, I wanted to share some pictures from the Rowing Workshop that I put on for the Newport Naval Base yesterday.  You didn’t see me in the gym because I traveled down to Newport, RI to host a Renegade Rowing Workshop for members of the NAVSTA Newport Gym.  We had a blast learning to squat, row, and race with a Partner 2k Relay.  If you’re interested in rowing on the water with the Renegade Rowing Team - sign up here and shoot me an email – [email protected]

 

See you in the Gym!

Coach PatRR Workshop at Newport Navy Base

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09 Apr 2014

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1. EMOM 15 – 2 Power Snatch AHAP + 1 MU

2. AMRAP 5
15 OH Swings, 32kg/24kg
15 Burpees

rest 5 minutes

AMRAP 5
15 Burpees
15 Step ups, 20″

09 Apr 2014

R.I.C.E.?

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Many of us here have been an athlete at some point in our lives even if we don’t consider ourselves “athletes” (you are, you just need to find your inner “athlete”). Anywho, before I get off on a tangent, we have all heard the acronym R.I.C.E. in reference to an injury. It has become “common-knowledge” that for an athletic injury we employ Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation to help alleviate soreness and pain.

But the very same physician who coined the term R.I.C.E. has come out saying that Ice and complete Rest might not be the answer to helping us heal faster.  

Read on here for more on this… 


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