All CrossFit is CVFMHI, but not all CVFMHI is CrossFit

THE RUSSELLS

James Niemitalo is doing CrossFit by performing the workout of the day on CrossFit.com from 140305 at his home. James Niemitalo is doing CrossFit by performing the workout of the day on CrossFit.com from 140305 at his home.

A few days ago, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” published several articles and videos that took aim at CrossFit, painting our program as dangerous. They extensively covered the injuries of two men, Kevin Ogar and Brad Hawley.

While there were many factual errors and inaccuracies within both the written article and the video produced for OTL, one stood out – ESPN falsely reported that Hawley and Ogar were both injured while doing “CrossFit.”

So what is CrossFit and what isn’t? Most people simply haven’t had to reflect on this question. Why would they? Others are misinformed by the economically motivated, who ignore the CrossFit trademark and insist the term is a generic training methodology, like circuit training. Unfortunately, this is also false, and CrossFit has won a number of major legal battles over that very…

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