A Doctor’s View of CrossFit

Here’s what you need to know…

  1. CrossFit is the fastest growing fitness pursuit, but some of the things participants do are questionable from a health standpoint.
  2. According to Dr. Stuart McGill, the spine is most at risk when it’s flexed and loaded with high compression and when it extends while still bearing the high compression.
  3. Fatigue from heavy, high-rep lifts can cause deterioration of lifting form leading to a higher incidence of disc bulges and herniation.
  4. Dr. McGill says CrossFit could improve by making a few simple changes, like decreasing the number of reps required on Olympic lifts.

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