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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Cult of Crossfit
The crossfit Mantra is to go paleo. I don't have a problem with invoking paleo mentality to training. I was inspired when I saw Rocky bust up ribs in the meat packing locker. I can tell you that the body is designed to take so much stress and then it breaks down. i end up seeing a host of inuries including stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and tendonitis. Now I know your coach at crossfit is telling you to reject anything supportive for your feet while you are enduring the workouts. Working out with intensity does not mean you ignore the pain. Make sure your body can handle it.
I started this blog to share cutting-edge knowledge from my medical practice and my experience with athletes and as an athlete myself. I was a walkon at I.U. for track and after getting hurt my first season switched over to bike racing and raced in the "Little 500". I teach skiing professionally and also fit soccer in between bike riding and running. You know who you are: the weekend warrior and more serious athletes: the best insights, protocols, tips, and tricks for training and living injury free. I welcome your feedback.