Monday “Did you know…?” Happy Scary Halloween
Oooh spooky Halloween Post on the ol’ Scary CF theme.
Yes, we can get hurt and that can be scary. And we can get hurt picking up the newspaper and sneezing but no one has issues with those.
So the scary reality is this…if you don’t do this stuff you’ll get hurt. We all know the fragile, thready, perpetually injured person who does zero high intensity functional fitness properly. Why we stay relatively injury free (relatively, because sure we get dinged up now and then)? We think, learn. We specialize in not specializing…lifting weights, bodyweight, mobility, speed, agility, explosiveness, endurance, whatever it takes. We make our bodies functionally resilient and able to withstand the varying demands of daily life, sport, recreation, vocation.
How can even we go awry though?
1) From Men in Black, “A person is smart, people are stupid.” Or, none of us are stupider than all of us. The group energy can inhibit good decision-making and lead us to dangerous places. Be sure you know how to execute what you are executing…not just because eveyone else is doing it.
2) Overconfidence. Cart before the horse. Immediate gratification. We think because we can do some of the elements, we can jump directly into the complex movement.
The scariest thing is that the brain has to be on…all the time.
(pic from crossfitlisbeth)