Is CrossFit Safe?
Dr. Jorge Chahla’s article, “Is CrossFit Safe” was recently published on Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush’s blog. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘The “CrossFit Culture” has had unparalleled growth since its inaugural CrossFit Games Championship in 2007. There is no other discipline that has experimented the organic growth and recognition around the world that CrossFit has. It ranks among the world’s largest franchises including Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway. CrossFit has scaled exponentially, with over 13,000 CrossFit gyms and several unofficial CrossFit gyms that generate a revenue of at least four billion dollars a year from millions of participants worldwide.
CrossFit is a unique type of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) because of its diverse, high intensity functional movements. This helps to improve the depth of physical adaptations and gain strength, endurance, and power, improving overall health.
Dr. Jorge Chahla, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, highlights some key questions that many people have regarding this popular physical activity.’