Primum non nocere
A fundamental principal in bioethics and across the medical treatment field is often translated as “Do No Harm.” A more broad look at this concept is that in any given problem or situation, there exists a potential option that doing nothing might be a better solution than doing something, just for the sake of doing something. Each one of us, whether conscious of it or not, has decided that undertaking a physical training program imparts more GOOD than HARM to us as individuals. As coaches, we make choices that apply to large groups and then make more nuanced decisions on an individual basis regarding what athletes do at the Hut. With the overriding principle of primum non nocere in mind- coaches and athletes tacitly come to a mutual agreements on a daily basis regarding the nature, the volume and the difficultly level of the work that is prescribed and then accomplished. Seek out, on a daily basis, that solution that is ‘just right.’
A corollary to the above discussion, I would suggest, is “Take Care of Yourself.” Given the workout listed, coaches provide guidelines for scaling, modifying and/or substituting certain movements. The coach/athlete interaction sometimes is short and sweet (‘substitute sit ups for the toes to bar’) sometimes it is part of a long history of discussions, phone calls, meetings, emails in which coach/athlete have been addressing an issue that is ongoing. Coaches won’t usually be able to know about issues you don’t discuss with us. And we can’t get inside your body and FEEL what you are feeling. Recovery, mobility, days off, active rest… all part of maintaining your physical fitness. Many of you have no problem getting in here and working yourself into oblivion. Keep a long-term perspective. Lots of people are involved in giving you input but ultimately, take care of yourself.
Friday’s WOD at 7 and 9am, 3 and 5pm
Midday Open Training Hour at noon.
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
200m run (250m row)
Max rep unbroken pull ups
Post total number of pull-ups for each round (ex: 21, 16, 14, 13, 16, 9= 89) … that will give the number of total rounds too.
Compare to actual “Nicole” on April 17 2015 May 23, 2013 and August 28, 2011