Exercise Science and Sport Management
I recently became aware of an article by Weisenthal et al,2 “Injury Rate and Patterns Among CrossFit Athletes,” published in the April 2014 issue of your journal. Considering this is a topic of interest to me, I read the article with great expectations and detail. I commend the authors for their fantastic job, both in their methodology as well as in their interpretation of their findings. They truly did a great job explaining their definition of what constituted an injury, which has been lacking in several studies, as well as providing great recommendations for the “safe” participation in this training modality. However, considering how controversial this topic has become among health care professionals, fitness enthusiasts, and the mainstream media, it is important to point out a major flaw of this study, which is significant. In addition, it is also important for anyone else reading the article to understand the limitations of the data provided and their interpretation.
Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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