Starting on Saturday, you will be seeing a new face at the gym to lend a hand 3 days a week. A hand in taping and assessing injuries. Her name is Julia and she is a student at Camosun college in the Athletic Therapist program. She will be joining you in some of the WODs and she will be there to help you out whenever you need it.
Just another great added service for the CrossFit Zoner’s!
Deciding whether to train through an injury is one of those “six of one, half dozen of the other” decisions. If an athlete stops training and competing while an injury heals, they will potentially lose conditioning, technique and that competitive CrossFit edge that comes with inactivity. On the other hand, an athlete who chooses to continue training and competing while injured faces with the possibility of intensifying the injury – or possibly developing additional injuries by overcompensating for the injury.
So what do you do?
An exciting new tool used by athletic trainers today is kinesiology tape. Kinesiology tape for injuries is a dream come true! A single application can be worn 3-5 days, providing 24 hours a day of therapeutic benefits.
… And kinesio tape is not just used for taping up those hands to prevent ripping your calluses!
The biggest advantages are the physical benefits of kinesiology taping – rapid relief of pain and swelling, support to the injured muscles with no restriction of range of movement, and enhanced activation of muscles. So this means that you will be able to continue doing the WOD’s with full range of motion and perfect form. A dream come true for CrossFit athletes!
Kinesiology tape is lightweight and stretchy, making it totally comfortable to wear. The acrylic adhesive is non-allergenic, preventing the tape rashes and burns. The tape is 100% cotton tape and the wave pattern of the adhesive backing make kinesiology tape extremely water resistant. Athletes can sweat, swim or shower without worrying about having to remove and reapply their tape – or having it come off in the water.
Buy In – 3 Rounds of 200M row, 5 lunges, 10 inverted burpees, 15 single skips
WOD – “3 Rep Max Front Squat”
Front squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Cash Out – Tabata squats