WOD 02/07/11

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crossfit, fitness, gym, richmond
Today’s WOD:

1000M Row
30 Kettlebell Swings (24 kg/16 kg)
2 Mile Run
30 Goblet Squats (24 kg/16 kg)

Advanced WOD:

Clean
4×2 @ 80%

Front Squat
4×2 @ 90%

then

AMRAP 10:

3 L-Pull-Ups
10 Box Jumps (30″/24″)

L-pull-ups are to be done strict throughout for skill development.

Sleeping wrong? For the past couple months, I had been experiencing a dull ache in my neck all day long. It bothered me more than usual when I was driving and I found that I had to crane my neck in awkward positions to achieve momentary relief.

Do you know how much the human head weighs? Go watch Jerry Maguire if you don’t. When your neck is sore and messed up, it feels about 10 times heavier than normal and it’s impossible to get comfortable in any seated, standing, or lying down position. I slowly but surely eliminated variables that could cause the ache and finally decided that it had to be the way I was sleeping. I was a stomach and side sleeper and it was throwing my cervical vertebrae out of alignment for hours at a time. I started sleeping on my back in a way similar to how Mark describes it and within 2 days all my achy soreness was gone.

We talk about spinal position and posture so frequently at the gym and I was totally neglecting it for 8 hours every night. If you often have a sore neck or find that you aren’t waking up feeling rested on a daily basis, try this stuff out. It takes a little getting used to, but the benefits far outweigh the temporary discomfort.

Watch for lolz.