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I love CrossFit and have been doing it for over 6 years, but as a strength and conditioning specialist realized very quickly that without appropriate self-imposed limitations, an athlete could get set up for failure very quickly with most CrossFit programming.
According to a 4 year research study done with over 3,000 CrossFit athletes of all levels, 39% of sustained a shoulder injury and 36% sustained a back injury. Furthermore, 15% of athletes in the study reported injury to one or both knees, 12% to elbows, and 11% to wrists.
These numbers are far too high, and can be mitigated with programming that still embodies high intensity functional fitness, strength endurance, olympic lifting, gymnastics, and all the other beautiful and unique aspects of CrossFit.