From time to time I run into someone who recently adopted and become a shining beacon of promotion for a new exercise fad that seems to be the absolute BEST fitness fad the person has ever done. I’ve heard this about Super Slow strength training (and have the torn pecs to prove I was super stupid enough to try Super Slow for a while myself.) And recently I came across this really well written post about Cross Fit, an exercise trend that sounds disturbing.
In Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret, Eric Robertson, Professor of Physical Therapy @Regis University, @PTThinkTank founder. Speaker, Researcher. Technology in Healthcare and Education, conversationalist writes about a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis in which muscle tissue breaks down beyond repair, kidneys are damaged and often previously fit people have serious tissue damage that results in them no being able to strength train or use their bodies as effectively as before.
Read the post. It’s about a page and a half but well worth the read. Then tell me and your fellow readers what you think about it!