Injury and Checking Your Premises

Injured folks, I feel your pain. As a bonafide empath, I don’t want to discredit your aches and subsequent decision making as a result of your experiences. However, if you can distance yourself enough from your pain, I’d like to work through some logic with you.

Many folks who become injured on some level find themselves trying to explain their plight. It’s a natural human habit. When you tear an MCL playing basketball, the human mind tends to go towards logic that says basketball caused the MCL tear. If you didn’t play basketball, then you wouldn’t have torn your MCL.

People take this logic into a number of things, including fitness. In order to break this logic, let’s check our premises. Let’s start with a very important premise:

You are built to function in the world.

With this premise, we tend to realize how silly it is to subscribe to logic that says, “Ah! I just have a bad back, so weights just aren’t for me.” Sure, you might have hurt your back a dozen times and, sure, you might have a horrible understanding of how to move, but you are fully capable of functioning in the world. In other words, it’s not about the weights. It’s about you.

When you begin to state a (false) truth about your injuries, check your premises. Respect your injuries, but the best approach is one of personal accountability. You might ask yourself, “what about this is my responsibility?” When you do that you keep yourself open to a world of possibility and earn yourself an opportunity to improve, neither of which are available with the alternative logic.

Logan Gelbrich


5/18/18 WOD

Complete the following for time:

Kettlebell Swings (70/53)
Box Jumps (24/20)

-Rest 2 min-

Then, take 8 min to establish a heavy hang snatch…