Sports medicine

CrossFit: risk vs reward in the ‘sport of fitness’

BRANDI COLE, Donald Kuah

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Abstract

Now in its third decade, CrossFit is a ‘sport of fitness’ designed to help participants achieve the physical activity levels recommended by the WHO for optimal health at any age. However, there are some concerns about injuries related to high-intensity conditioning programs such as CrossFit. This article investigates these concerns.