Don’t Do CrossFit, Bro!

You’re Going to Get Hurt

When you tell people that doing CrossFit is going to get them hurt, they look at you like you’re crazy. It’s exercise, and that’s supposed to make you stronger, right? Obviously they’ve never heard the horror stories of separated shoulders and serious neck and back injuries.

A recent study published by the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that 73% of CrossFit participants surveyed were injured so bad they had to skip work, stop training or miss an important competition. Yes, people actually compete at CrossFit. Of those surveyed, nearly 10% needed surgery!

If you were going skydiving and they told you there was a 73% chance of your parachute not opening, would you still get on the plane?

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