On CrossFit and Risk

 

“We walk around every day not knowing the exact level of risk and benefit associated with most of our actions, yet it remains our responsibility to decide what’s worth pursuing.”

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—Julie Foucher, medical student, CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member and three-time CrossFit Games competitor

Whether you are taking a giant step, racing down black-diamond slopes, or performing constantly varied functional movements at high intensity, life is dangerous. Everything we do has some associated level of risk and benefit. We walk around every day not knowing the exact level of risk and benefit associated with most of our actions, yet it remains our responsibility to decide what’s worth pursuing. I, for one, see an overwhelming benefit to pursuing increased fitness, despite its risks. The soreness, pain, and even emotional ups and downs I experience in this pursuit are worthwhile knowing that I am preparing my body to surmount any physical task, recover from a catastrophic injury, and live a long, functional life with as few visits as possible to the “oh-so-dangerous” hospital.

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