Last week we spoke on some possible localized back pain from these widow makers and how we can alleviate some of these areas through some soft tissue releases and proper bracing techniques.
This time around I want to talk about joint pain. As we may not already know, weightlifting and some form of strength training helps the bodies bone structure by increasing bone density. However, at times when we push this threshold for an allotted amount of time, the localized joint areas are affected. Being the creatures of habit that we are we default to the routine of soft tissue drills (foam roller/lacrosse ball) and go about are business. When in truth all we are doing is putting a small bandaid or gushing would that will soon become infected if not treated right.
So as stated in Crossfit’s hierarchy, nutrition is at the base of this pyramid. Attention the levels of fats in our diets as an added supplement helps aid in reduction of inflammation in our bodies.
From the CrossFit Journal:
Research has indicated positive health benefits by supplementing with fish oil. Omega-3 fats help increase the fluidity of cell membranes, and research has indicated supplementation can improve insulin sensitivity, cardiovascular function, nervous-system function, immune health, memory, and mood issues.