The first rule of Crossfit: you always talk about Crossfit. Accordingly, it did not take me long to hear about Crossfit, and boy did it change my life! Not as a Crossfit participant, but as a health professional. You what now?!
Yes, as a physiotherapist I would often loiter out the front of Crossfit gyms as I knew I would drum up some business. And business had never been better! Deconditioned bodies being thrown into Olympic style lifting with minimal rest, heck I couldn’t have written a better recipe for injury myself.
As you can now tell, it’s exceptionally easy to poke fun at the Crossfit cult. But does Crossfit actually deserve all the flack it gets? Or is it truly an innovative, superior form of exercise? To find a definitive, unbiased answer, I have based this research on peer reviewed scientific articles, rather than those published in the unbiased-…
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