FRI: Are You Set Back or Inconvenienced?

Over the last few months, I’ve been helping a former member of our community with his efforts of rehabilitation.

John (name changed) was a Navy firefighter. He had a work accident where he fell off a jet putting out a fire and had injuries to his hip, neck, and beck. He blew out discs in his cervical and lumbar spine and has since had three surgeries, multiple injections, epidurals, and clean up procedures in the hopes of relieving daily pain. He is now retired on permanent disability from the Navy. He lives with permanent nerve damage and exists in a state of debilitating pain, manifesting itself into a recent trip to the hospital because he spasmed so hard picking up a broom that he passed out.

Now, he climbs back up on the horse yet again to get himself better.

How it will turn out is still open ended, but with his attitude and our hopeful programming, he will improve.

We all deal with our own version of trial and tribulation. This is not to diminish or marginalize whatever it is that you might be going through if it’s serious. All I aimed to do today is provide some perspective for what you might consider to be a setback. The bad day you had at work. The hamstring strain. The lack of progress you’re making on your back squat.

In the grand scheme of things, are those problems for us? Or are they just less than ideal temporary outcomes?


Friday, 8.10.18

First, for Strength.
5/s Back Racked Forward Lunges
8/s DB Leaning Row
*Every 4’ for 16’ (x4)
Then. 15’ E.M.O.M
A: 4/s Split Stance Curl and Press
B: 6 Lateral Plate Burpees
C: 10 H2H Swings

Last, Teams of 3
3x300m Sprint Relay