This subject has come up many times in the past. All I can say here is that I have made a living out of people who have tried CrossFit and after they got injured they were looking for someone to help them put their body back together. CrossFit is a tough workout and not everyone can do it. But there a lot of things wrong with this type of training. At the end it comes down to the CF gym and how qualified and knowledgeable are the instructors teaching the classes.
Body mechanics and proper progressions are esssential in any form of fitness and exercise programming. CrossFit has a number of workouts that include high risk exercises. Even when performed with good mechanics, things like tractor tire flipping and weighted lunges have a very high risk to reward ratio. That means, unless the exericise has a high probability of saving your life one day, the exercise isn’t a wise choice over another that has a lower ratio exercise with similar results. I also think that CrossFit often leads to a “I can top that” mentality. As with many other aggressive forms of exercise. There are some very good take aways in CrossFit. But always use sound judgement and adequate preparation and progressions.
Hello Photos Tripodd,
Nice has many meanings. Crossfit is founded by someone who wants to fill his needs and wants. I suggest you do the same. Please remember to work with professionals who care about your health and safety wherever you choose to train. People need to be careful everywhere including crossfit.
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This one, also, has quite a few thoughtful replies on both the pro and the con side.
This is a pretty good thread from this message board about the format