Even elite athletes are vulnerable to injuries when over exerting themselves, and some conditions may be life threatening.
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The national ABC news story from a couple days ago was ludicrous in its lack of understanding of Crossfit principles and its oversensationalism. Crossfit is scalable for anyone at practically any level of fitness. Too old/weak/out of shape/uncoordinated? Then you scale the workout to your level so you are still working very hard, but very hard for you. A few morons out of a million get hurt and then the brain trust at ABC and elsewhere put out these really sad stories. There are far more people hurt from running regimens, body building and football than from Crossfit. Crossfit is all about proper technique and form and building functional fitness. You are not building a single skill such as running endurance in distance running. You are becoming a healthier athlete from every perspective - strength, endurance, balance, coordination and so forth. Crossfit is used by elite military units, SWAT teams and all sorts of sports athletes because it is just so effective and healthy.
Funny that #3 on the rules for this forum are to be truthful, but the article itself is basically nonsense and fearmongering by people who don't know what they are talkign about.
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