Crossfit Dangerous…?

Crossfit Dangerous…?

So In my discussions with a multitude of people I invariable get asked (or comments) about Crossfit being safe.

consider the following from the CDC for yearly statistics on children:

basketball
More than 193,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries.

baseball and softball
Nearly 116,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for baseball-related injuries. Baseball also has the highest fatality rate among sports for children ages 5 to 14, with three to four children dying from baseball injuries each year.

bicycling
More than 373,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries.

football
Almost 186,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for football-related injuries.

ice skating
More than 14,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for ice skating-related injuries.

in-line skating/roller skating
Nearly 58,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for in-line skating-related injuries.

skateboarding
Nearly 27,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for skateboarding-related injuries.

sledding
About 23,500 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for sledding-related injuries.

snow skiing/snowboarding
More than 18,500 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for snow skiing-related injuries.

soccer
About 85,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for soccer-related injuries.

trampolines
Nearly 68,000 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries.

Now I’ve been training for 14 months, that’s about 300 workouts and have only witnessed one SERIOUS injury during Crossfit. A person took an extended break (5 months due to work) and came back to join in the baseline day for the ANGIE got rhabdo and that will happen when you push yourself off that damn “cliff” Andy is talking about. In hindsight that possibly could have been prevented. I know I have torn up hands from this weekends Angie Finals and rightfully so since I pushed my body to perform. However I feel that the level of instruction, individual progression with instructors support and feedback and our community attitude of support without being too pushy has really added to a safe training environment… now the strains and sprains will come and go but nothing at the level of what you’re about to watch next… these people wholeheartedly throw themselves WAY over that cliff’s edge.

Enjoy.

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