“CrossFit fever is taking America by storm. But with everyday people jumping into the workout, injuries have skyrocketed.”
KABC-TV 7 in Los Angeles, California just published an article and video about CrossFit.
The piece titled, “CrossFit safety tips to prevent gym injuries,” details several issues they believe are being caused by the sport.
As they state, “CrossFit fever is taking America by storm. But with everyday people jumping into the workout, injuries have skyrocketed.”
They attend what appears to be a CrossFit affiliate and speak to several members who all detail a variety of injuries they have. One of the interviews is with an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Levin Harrison who notes he is a CrossFit member.
Dr. Harrison discusses several issues he thinks are causing injuries.
“You can actually become a level-one CrossFit instructor with a weekend course. And I think that is not enough. There is not a dedicated time for stretching for the class before or after. Secondly, the instructors that are that are there watching the class, there aren’t enough of them,” said Dr. Harrison.
Dr. Harrison goes on to state, “I see a lot of injury, patella tendonitis, quadriceps tendonitis. The key here is to stop.”
They then interview a woman who received a cortisone shot due to improper kettlebell swings and who also suffered a bruised chest for what they state was “an overzealous lift.”
You can check out the video for yourself below. Although we would love to hear what you think about this piece. Do you believe the issues raised are valid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.