3. TO GO FURTHER…GO SLOW
If you got injured at a time when you felt that your fitness was at its peak, it can be frustrating to get back into training and slow down. It’ll be a constant war between your ego and your voice of reason to scale your wods to prevent further injury. In those moments it’s useful to find a mantra to remind yourself that the athlete you were pre-injury is still there but in order to take that athlete further, whether it be in terms of performance and/or personal health goals, you have to go slow.
Rule number 1 of CrossFit is to leave your ego at the door; this is even truer when coming back from an injury. If you have a great coach, they will be able to keep an eye on you if you’re doing too much, too soon, too fast. Depending on the severity of your injury, you might find yourself scaling for the first two months post-injury. Learning when to scale is important and if you stay consistent, your body will not only come back stronger, but it’ll also carry you further.