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Proper Body Mechanics Are Crucial In and Outside the Gym, Especially During CrossFit and Other Extreme Forms of Exercise

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  • One of the leaders in the CrossFit movement shares what CrossFit is and the importance of proper body mechanics, both in and outside the gym
  • In a nutshell, CrossFit takes basic, fundamental movements that you should be able to perform, and then bumps up the intensity
  • CrossFit has been criticized as dangerous. Dysfunctional movement may play a part in that risk. Personally, I would advise you to use caution when trying a program like CrossFit, because of this
  • Extreme exercise like CrossFit might also lead to a condition called rhabdomyolysis. Severe exertion is one factor that can set off this potentially fatal condition
  • Recovery is just as important as any other aspect of your fitness regimen. High intensity exercises such as my Peak Exercises should not be done more than three times a week unless you are a competitive athlete

By Dr. Mercola

As a general rule, you'll reap the most from any regular exercise regimen by including plenty of variety. In this interview, Dr. Kelly Starrett, who is one of the leaders in the CrossFit movement, shares what CrossFit is and the importance of proper body mechanics, both in and outside the gym.  


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