Daily archive for January 12, 2018

Assault Bikes and WB’s… Christmas Already?

Bryce had some back issues for several months and after a session with Coach Chris V his results were pretty impressive! Pic on Left shows where Bryce started to experience pain. Top Right Pic was his end range of motion where he was experiencing 8/10 pain. Bottom Right Pic was at the end of the session where Bryce had no more pain… and he also claimed to never have been able to touch below his toes before! See his story and experience in his own words below…

1) STRENGTH & SKILL (20-25 min)
Back Squat
4×8

*Work at 50-55% for all sets. This is our deload week and so take this time to really focus on technique with a light load.

2) WOD (15 min)
For Time
21-15-9 Assault Bike Calories
42-30-18 Wallballs (20/14)

3) AP
10 min of Ring Muscle-up Practice

 

Bryce’s Experience

“So about 7 months ago I was working out in my Kincardine garage hard and heavy doing CrossFit training. Pushing myself harder than I ever had in the past. I was doing a heavy deadlift and on the first rep I felt a big pop in my lower back. At first it didn’t hurt, it just felt like I had lost all strength in my back. That was until the next day and week thereafter I could hardly move and was in intense pain. After that I gave it about a month of not lifting anything with my back.

With my back still sore and stiff, I went to my doctor. She sent me to a physiotherapist. The physiotherapist told me to stop all working out for the time being. He gave me massages and stretches which loosened my back up quite a bit but it never got completely better. I could always bend and find the certain postures that my back didn’t like, and my mobility was still fairly challenged. He said that was the best he could get me and said that I would have back problems the rest of my life probably.

Chris and Ed at CrossFit Waterloo had taken this Neuorology Rehab program and Chris told me to give him half an hour of my time so I figured why not. The movements and stretches he had me do didn’t seem like much and weren’t the usual painful stretches I have been putting myself through. When I showed up that day when I bent over at all I could feel pain, and I could only reach down and touch half way down my shins with my hands. Limiting factor being my lower back tightness/pain. When we were done after the half hour I could no longer find a spot that my back hurt in, and when I bent over I could now touch the bottom of my feet. Limiting factor was my hamstring tightness now. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to bend over that far. Pretty impressive stuff.”

– Bryce

Bryce was one of our first pre clinic launch clients months ago.  We got rid of the pain first, and then we were able to focus on the core issues that led to his back pain by stretching, strengthening, and properly moving the appropriate areas… pain free.

If you all have any questions about our clinic or want some more info just email us or talk to Eddie or Myself for more info!

Coach Chris V