I’m not sure if all of you have seen it, but there has been another new article floating around out there called “CrossFit’s Dirty Little Secret.” I intentionally did NOT link to it because I don’t think the author deserves another page hit. Let me sum up the premise: CrossFit is deadly and being killed by it is as easy as catching the common cold.
I really didn’t want to have to post about this, especially on such a nice Saturday night after my Gators won, but I’ve heard from far too many of you recently who’ve been sent this article (or similar others) from concerned friends, family members, and the like.
I could attack this article from a number of different angles:
I could talk about how after every intro session, I personally talk with people about this condition, what it is, what the symptoms are, who is more prone to get it, what to do if you suspect you have it. Or maybe we’ve written about it before. Oh yea, it’s also in the ‘Welcome’ email that goes out to every new member.
I could talk about the necessity for good programming that does not make you susceptible to this condition. But someone has already done so: click here. Be warned that that link is most certainly NOT safe for work, kids, or those with sensitive eyes/ears.
I could talk about the necessity to have a competent group of coaches who try their absolute best to make sure that nobody exceeds their limit.
I could talk about the necessity for every single athlete in our gym to have a certain level of personally accountability for their own well being and that they use their head to be sure to stay within their limits. Programming and coaching can get you very far on the safety ride, but only YOU know your own body…check your ego at the door and don’t worry about what anyone else is doing.
But instead of that, I prefer to let my inner nerd free and talk about it though a more statistical approach. Thankfully, I came across a fantastic article that does this for me. Without further ado, here is the link I recommend ALL of you share immediately on whatever social media platform you use 24/7:
Get Your Rhabdo Here!
Get the word out…NOW.