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Is It Bad For You?! CrossFit

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit - Is It Bad For You. This week we go "full send" into the world of CrossFit. A training system that is still fairly new especially when compared to things like weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. The question is is it bad for you? Is it worse for you than those other training modalities mentioned? Well, we've spoken about this before but it's 2022 now and we have some much larger and much newer scientific papers (listed at the bottom!) which will hopefully allow us to come to a more solid conclusion - Is CrossFit safe?


We also give our own thoughts on the world of CrossFit - Bill being a CrossFitter himself & Tom not - so we like to think we've tackled this in a non-biased way. We look at the variety of movements in CrossFit, we talk about the difference between the sport and training modality, and we look at "self-harm" in doing too much too soon. We finish by looking at the brand "CrossFit Inc" as Tom says numerous times "I love the training hate the brand"

We also dive into those polls that you guys responded to on our Instagram and much to our pleasure the results were mixed which is perfect for starting a real conversation - so thank you!


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Studies Mentioned

A 4-Year Analysis of the Incidence of Injuries Among CrossFit-Trained Participants

The nature and prevalence of injury during CrossFit training

Injury in CrossFit®: A Systematic Review of Epidemiology and Risk Factors

Musculoskeletal Injuries In CrossFit®: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Injury Rates and Locations

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