Tagged: injury

Osteoarthritis and the Personal Trainer

The average age when someone is diagnosed with osteoarthritis is 50 years old. Pain often starts before then, but joint pain followed by easing of pain with rest and recovery makes most of us figure it’s nothing to see the doctor about. It’s not usually until pain continues through those rest periods that we see the doctor. By then we’ve hit stage 3 or 4. At stage 3 you’ve lost significant cartilage between bones, require movement changes and likely pain meds. At stage 4, you experience bone-on-bone and you may need a new joint. At these stages, you’ll feel a...

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CrossFit vs the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

When your bottom line is at stake, all kinds of things get overlooked…or just plain lied about. I’ve seen more injuries from people in personal training and/or sports than in CrossFit. I enjoyed doing CrossFit a lot, but it ended up being too risky for me with certain lingering injuries (that I got doing not CrossFit, I should add). I now include Crossfit-like work in my sessions. CrossFit doesn’t have the science that says its methods are better than other kinds of work outs. Indeed, CrossFit isn’t actually ABOUT getting fit. It’s the “Sport of Fitness.” It’s doing fitness as a competition...