Tuesday 5/12

For time:
4 Rounds
9 Hang Squat Clean @ 115/75
7 Push Press @ 115/75

Rest Exactly 2 min
3 Rounds
9 Hang Squat Clean @ 115/75
7 Push Press @ 115/75

Rest Exactly 2 min
2 Rounds
9 Hang Squat Clean @ 115/75
7 Push Press @ 115/75

 

Often times one of the things that keep people from trying CrossFit is fear of injury. “Oh all those heavy weights, that’s how people get hurt!” is how the thought goes. The problem with that logic is that weightlifting actually has one of the lowest injury rates of any physical activity, lower than any sport and lower than using machines at the globo gym.

Now take a look at the article below and tell me if you feel safer within the wall of a 24hr fitness, trudging along on the treadmill, or with us pushing barbells and climbing ropes.

from USA today

Treadmill injuries send thousands to the ER every year

by Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY

Serious injuries involving exercise equipment, treadmills in particular, are among the most common that emergency rooms see, according to data collected by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Hospital emergency departments across the USA treated some 24,400 treadmill related injuries last year, said CPSC spokeswoman Kim Dulic.

The agency counted 30 reported deaths associated with treadmills from 2003 to 2012.

Almost 460,000 people were sent to the hospital in 2012 for injuries related to exercise equipment, according to the agency’s data. The vast majority—nearly 428,000 were treated and released for their injuries—but about 32,000 were hospitalized or were dead on arrival.

Treadmill injuries included broken bones, abrasions, rectal bleeding and people developing chest pain while working out on the machines, according to a review of the CPSC data base system.

The death of SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, who authorities says suffered severe head trauma after slipping from a treadmill, comes nearly six years after the 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson died in a treadmill accident at her home in Phoenix Ariz.

She had been strangled by a cord connected to the machine.

 

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