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On CrossFit and Risk

Julie Foucher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Foucher

The responsibility falls on each one of us to evaluate and decide how much risk we are willing to take on in order to reap the potential rewards of our actions.

CrossFit Community Raises More Than $350,000 For Paralyzed Competitor

Tiffiny Carlson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Tiffiny Carlson

CrossFit has long been known for its intense strength and conditioning, and lifts like the snatch are common. Participants do everything from heavy olympic lifting to conditioning moves like rope climbs, kettle-bell swings and pull-ups. It's definitely not a program for the timid. Ogar just had bad luck.

CrossFit: Too Much of a Good Thing Is Definitely Bad

Ken Reed | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Reed

If you decide to get your exercise through the CrossFit program, it's important to know that the motivation that comes from the "communal aspect" of CrossFit can become very dangerous if taken to the extreme. Too hard and too fast isn't a healthy strategy.

CrossFit, Back Pain, and Severed Spine Injury

Max Jacobson-Fried | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Max Jacobson-Fried

The point of course is not to avoid increases in risk at the detriment of our development; but rather, to understand the real risks that exist and try our best to mitigate them. There's not a lot we can do to avoid a freak accident, that's why it's called a "freak accident" and not "terrible thing you should have expected."

Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing (or Not)?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The fitness industry is a lot like fashion, where old trends come back into vogue but usually with a updated twist. If it's tried and true, and there's research to back it up, it will be back or here to stay.

Injury By CrossFit?

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

I would thus be amiss to advise against CrossFit exercises and the associated diet, so rather, I take aim at the CrossFit structure that clearly fails in ensuring that their coaches place emphasis on long-term health and wellness, rather than simple performance metrics.

In Defense Of CrossFit

Russell Berger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Berger

In his recent critique of CrossFit, Blogger Matthew Basso succeeds in warning readers of an alarmingly dangerous, unorthodox, and ineffective fitness program. The only drawback to Basso's article is that he critiques a program that doesn't exist.

CrossFit: Have We Learned Nothing?

Matthew Basso | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

I'm not going to call CrossFit a fad -- instead, I'll call it a bubble. I'm predicting its burst. I couldn't give you a timeframe, but I know traditional, proven methods of strength training, power training, and endurance training will last forever.