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CrossFit is amassing an army of doctors trying to disrupt health care

By Vox

CEO Greg Glassman believes his program could end chronic disease — and he wants doctors to help himRead full story

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  • “I’ve yet to see the magic in CrossFit that makes it the, as opposed to an exercise-based solution for population health.” Doesn’t matter what exercise brand figures it out as long as it’s figured out and the medical community adds it to their arsenal for combatting obesity and disease.

  • I’ve been physically active since my teens as a competitive cyclist for 15 years moving on to more well-rounded workout routines in the last 25 years including weights, plyometrics, kickboxing and CrossFit. CrossFit is the most challenging by far. Yes CrossFit “fucking works” but, as a whole, Americans

    I’ve been physically active since my teens as a competitive cyclist for 15 years moving on to more well-rounded workout routines in the last 25 years including weights, plyometrics, kickboxing and CrossFit. CrossFit is the most challenging by far. Yes CrossFit “fucking works” but, as a whole, Americans are too fuck*** lazy to even maintain a very basic exercise program for very long or bother eating right so there is no way these doctors are going to convince people to try CrossFit or disrupt anything.

  • Prescribing workouts as preventative care would go a long way in American healthcare, CrossFit branded or otherwise.

  • “[Glassman] presumes obesity and diabetes are self-inflicted and that individuals can make changes — at a time when most researchers would argue these epidemics are driven not by a failure of willpower but rather by our calorie-drenched, obesogenic environment.”

    Probably cases of both, but generally

    “[Glassman] presumes obesity and diabetes are self-inflicted and that individuals can make changes — at a time when most researchers would argue these epidemics are driven not by a failure of willpower but rather by our calorie-drenched, obesogenic environment.”

    Probably cases of both, but generally I’m sensing from this piece that what’s attractive about CrossFit‘s approach is its boldness.

  • While this form of exercise does work, I think you’ll find, other means work as well, and may be better for some... like everything, one size does not fit all...

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