Workout of the Day–September 23, 2015
2 Rounds for Time:
30 KB Swings (24/16)
30 Wall ball (20/14)
NSCA Admits Fault
Two years ago, the National Strength and Conditioning Agency (NSCA) published a study calling into question the risk/benefit ratio of CrossFit. The study created a firestorm around the safety of CrossFit that was picked up by mainstream media outlets. It was definitely a blow to the gut as it insinuated that even a well-planned, coached CrossFit program was inherently dangerous. As you might imagine, CrossFit Headquarters was outraged by the study and did their own investigation. A major battle was won this week when the National Strength and Conditioning Agency issued a statement admitting that the claims they published were false and asked the public to disregard their claims related to injury risks in CrossFit. Links to the statements and commentary are provided below, but suffice it to say that this is a big win for the CrossFit community.
We all know that injuries are part of any sport or athletic endeavor. Even the most closely monitored and managed training program can result in injury. Do people get injured doing CrossFit? Absolutely. Is CrossFit inherently more dangerous than other athletic activities? In my heart of hearts, I do not believe that it is. What I know to be true is that sitting on the couch avoiding physical exertion and eating the Standard American Diet is the fast track to metabolic syndrome, obesity, and general physical decline. What I also know to be true is that CrossFit works. There is no other program out there that delivers the across the board results that CrossFit delivers. As a CrossFit affiliate, Catacombs remains committed to implementing CrossFit methodology and training protocols. As a community, we remain committed to providing thoughtful programming, modifications, scaling, and support to keep our members safe and progressing toward improved health and fitness.
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