Tomorrow's 12pm Class will begin at 11:45pm. I will be leaving at 12:45pm for San Francisco to purchase some new equipment.
Non-dairy creamer is flammable.
Crossfit Moxie is holding a Women's self defense seminar this weekend. Please email or call the number above for more info.
So unfortunately tonight my wife and I witnessed first hand the best way to stop a nose bleed. Ashley fell off the GHD tonight and hit her head pretty damn bad (actually ended up breaking her nose), we immediately took her to the hospital. My first thought was to have her tilt her head back??? That is what I have been told all of my life, haven't you as well? Robert suggested leaning forward so the blood drained out. That sounded like a good idea as well so we went with that. I then called Trevor (firefighter) who tells me to not lean back but instead stay upright and pinch the nose to clog the blood, this re-confirmed what Robert said. Finally we get to the hospital and they give Ashley one of the nose plugs that I am pictured wearing above. So, long story short.
The best way to stop a nose bleed is:
The fastest way to stop it is to lean over a sink or sit with your head bent down (just make sure your head is not tilted back), pinch your nose just under the bridge and hold a tissue under your nostrils. This causes the blood to clot and will make it stop faster than if you tilt your head back or lie down. It will stop eventually if you do those things, but you can swallow a lot of blood (kind of gross) and it can feel like you're choking. It will also take longer this way.
Don't blow your nose (unless it's just a tiny bit of blood). Avoid blowing it for up to a few hours after the nosebleed, especially if it was a severe one. This will break the clot and can cause more bleeding. Instead, carefully clean the blood away from the outside of your nostrils with a wet tissue or Q-tip (don't stick it up your nose!).
Ultimately you can wear one of those nose plugs above and you are good to go!!
One way I will help to never have this happen again is to purchase a new GHD tomorrow. I had been looking in to it for a while but finally will go pick it up tomorrow. The one on the right is similar to the one we will be getting, our current ones look like the one on the left. As you can tell the right one is far more secure especially when you see it in real life.
Workout for Tomorrow:
Push Press 1-1-1-1-1
Practice what you suck at work
3 Rounds for time of:
15 Hang Power Cleans @ 135/95