DanOmatic said^^^ I'm curious, too, about the crossfit injuries. I have a hunch that a lot of other people will see their fitness routines coming to a screeching halt due to injuries sustained while doing crossfit. I'm a very fit guy, and I do a variety of different exercises to build strength and stamina and work my core, but I also do them knowing how my body will respond and what my limits are. I think the crossfit craze is a perfect storm where you get a combination of a lot of poorly trained instructors coaching weekend-warrior zealots, which unfortunately equals injuries.
I don't mean to put down CF as I loved it while I did it. I think that it was just a mixture of things that caused my injuries, and I do miss it for different reasons. Backstory on me fitness-wise... I was the chubby kid who couldn't do much athletically. The only time I lost weight and looked "non-stocky" was 12 years ago when I was training in Ju-Jitsu 3 hours a day/ 6 days a week and was no-carbs. When I stopped doing that, I gained 50 pounds back. Anyway... after recovering from 'frozen shoulder' on my right shoulder (which was horribly painful for months), I found crossfit (via Krav Maga), and worked hard at it. It was a krav maga / CF box and CF was new to the location. My instructor pushed me hard and she is huge on no excuses. She seemed big on proper form, but... After months and months, I finally got a pull up (first one in my life) and then got 20 in a row (kipping... not strict) a week later. Was just SO excited. The box is filled with fit people, and I finally was getting some strength. Was doing a back weighted squat and then into a shoulder press, and ... snap. There went my labrum.
After surgery, I was out of CF for 8 months. Went back and started slowly. Extremely flat feet, and I would barefoot run in hopes it would help strengthen my arches. During an intense WOD with a LOT of running that day, the next day I could barely walk due to pain in my knees and ... patella tendinitis. Doctor said 3 weeks of PT it would be fine. Its almost a year later, and I wasted money on 6 months of PT without getting better.
So... back to the chubby guy I started out as, and spirits are very down. While injured, I focused on other parts of my life - bought a house last month, bought cars last week (one for me, one for the boyfriend), looking for a great dog (going to shelters) and i trying to keep busy that way - but I was just put on high blood pressure meds and was told to lose weight asap.
I overshared, but if anyone can relate, or share, or give advice. I even went through the CF Level 1 cert. - and yet, here I am. And I see all the other CF people i knew on FB, and I just watch from the sidelines...
thanks for reading