Can I do CrossFit if I have back or knee problems?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in | Comments Off on Can I do CrossFit if I have back or knee problems?

The problem most people have after an injury is fear of using that area of their body again. The problem with this is that by avoiding these areas will actually cause muscle imbalances in the body and make you more susceptible to other injuries or re-injuring the problem area.

CrossFit can actually be used to rehabilitate injuries. If you are having problems squatting (getting down to a seated position and getting up), having problems dead lifting (picking up anything off of the ground), or pressing (putting anything overhead), CrossFit will teach you how to properly use your body to accomplish all of these aspects of daily life. If you can’t do any one of these movements it could really affect your quality of life and independent living. A wise man once told me that being able to get on and off the toilet is the key to independent living. I truly believe that.

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