Exercise Science and Sport Management
Cross Fit TM is a relatively new strength and conditioning program defined as “constantly varied, functional movements, performed at a high intensity”. The goal of the program is to increase “work capacity across broad time and modal domains” . Even though this training modality has been criticized by the main stream media for “high risk of injury” most of these claims have been anecdotal, as recent evidence suggest this training modality is not any more “dangerous” than other exercise programs . One of the biggest criticisms of this training modality has been its association with Rhabdomyolysis, a condition that results in the breakdown of muscle tissue and can result in death [3,4]. However, these claims have not been substantiated by any study looking at the incidence of injury due to Cross Fit participation [2,5,6].
Orthopedics and Rheumatology