CrossFit Versus the NSCA: Where Is the Truth

The NSCA’s website states: “CrossFit is a high intensity interval training program designed to improve fitness, strength, power and endurance.”

“NSCA does not endorse any specific product or service offered by CrossFit Inc., nor do we have any financial interest in any company involved with CrossFit.”

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The NSCA’s website says it: “is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine through education, research and advocacy.”

“We are committed to protecting your right to make informed health care decisions and encourage you to contact us if you have questions about our programs.” Source: (LINK REMOVED)

There is no doubt that CrossFit is a high intensity interval training program designed to improve fitness, strength, power and endurance. There is no question that CrossFit is a highly controversial program.

It was created by Greg Glassman, a former Navy SEAL. The program uses various exercises that include weight lifting, gymnastics, calisthenics and other forms of exercise. The workouts are done at extremely fast speeds and the participants wear only weighted clothing. Many people claim that this type of workout causes injuries such as back pain, knee problems and other types of muscle strains. Many people also claim that the workouts are so fast, that you don’t have a chance to warm up properly.

People who support the program and its methods believe that any injury is a result of improperly doing the exercises or not warming up. Glassman claims that the program can be done anywhere at anytime and all you need is a set of barbells and your body weight.

The program is extremely strenuous and many people are concerned that it is only for elite athletes in their physical prime. An example of the exercises include climbing ropes, jumping over fences, lifting kettle bells, flipping tractor tires and doing squats. The exercises are supposed to improve your overall strength and endurance.

The NCSAs website states: “CrossFit is a high intensity interval training program designed to improve fitness, strength, power and endurance. The NSCA does not endorse any specific product or service offered by CrossFit Inc.

nor do we have any financial interest in any company involved with CrossFit.

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