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Buchberger: To CrossFit or not to CrossFit

Jun. 10, 2014 The Citizen

As a physical medicine health care provider, I see five to 10 patients a month with CrossFit injuries. I entertain five times that number in questions about CrossFit, between Internet requests, office-based requests and parents of young athletes whom I coach. The general consensus is that you are all for CrossFit, or you are against it. My opinion is matching CrossFit to the person. I hope that this will suit the CrossFit “disciples” and the CrossFit “bashers.”

What is CrossFit? According to the CrossFit website: “CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.” And therein lies the problem. The majority of people that participate in CrossFit classes or at “boxes” are not high-level police, tactical, military or elite personnel. Your average CrossFit participant is not preconditioned to participate in CrossFit. While elite personnel are preconditioned, they are not impervious to injury. Injuries sustained during CrossFit by elite personnel are considered a work-related hazard. Injuries sustained by the average person are a great inconvenience and expense.

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