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Old 04-13-2011, 03:44 PM   #11
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I'd never thought about Achilles tears and ruptures. I can't believe how lucky I was to escape CF before destroying a part of my body.

Back and shoulder problems sure, but Achilles... Makes sense.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:44 PM   #12
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:07 PM   #13
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Non CrossFit Open ruptures:
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Hi to my shoreline family, i just want to thank everyone who help take care of megin while i was in california. it hard to be so far and have your child get hurt and not be able to do anything about it, but i knew she was in good hands with all of you. Special shout out to liz(cfm) who lived at my house for the weekend taking care of her. Meg see's the surgeon first thing in the am to pick a date for surgery. She doing well just mad because she cant work out but, she coming up with ideas ! UGH! For those of you who are wondering what im talking about meg ruptured her achilles tendon fri night doing box jumps and her shoreline family took care of her taking her to the ED , waiting with her, and always making her laugh when she needed it . Undrea thanks for being there also i know you are busy but the medical advice helped out a lot. Again thank you everyone


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FOR THOSE WHO CARE, I RECENTLY RUPTURED MY ACHILLES TENDON(AT THE CROSSFIT RUNNING CERT OF ALL THINGS).....
KEEP PUSHING HARD, I WILL TRY TO GET BACK SOON...I/M HEARING NO RUNNING FOR 6-9MONTHS(NICE!!!)...OPTING TO HAVE SURGERY, NO ACTIVITY FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS, THEN 6 MORE WEEKS IN CAST/ BOOT.....
DAN/ CHRIS, U BETTER START RE-ENFORCING ALL THOSE C2'S CUZ WHEN I GET BACK THEY/RE GONNA GET SOME SICK WORK PUT IN ON THEM....
ON A POSITIVE NOTE, I MIGHT B AT THE BBQ NOW CUZ I CAN/T WORK....SEMPER CROSSFIT, RD
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #14
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Yeah I can't thank you guys enough for enlightening me. I just believed everything I read on the crossfit website because...hell special forces guys can't be wrong right? If I would have injured myself because of my ignorance of crossfit's lies, it would have severely jeopardized the livelihood of my family. I have to do alot of walking around on offshore platforms, because I work for the government agency that inspects them. If I can't walk, I can't work, and with government downsizing right now, it would be bad to be hurt....So thanks again for saving me...I really mean it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #15
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God damn.

Seriously, these people don't need to sustain injuries that will haunt them for the rest of their lives by doing these workouts thought up by idiots whom actually seem to wish you ill.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #16
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http://optimumtraining.ca/blog/item/sun-apr-3-2011 Found another, see comment #38. "Three months non weight bearing and six months before any real exercise." One of the comments (#42) said the following: "Was wondering if we'd see that happen on this wod. Jesse at our gym did the same thing over a year ago." Somebody else, #74, had a different injury: "I may be out too. In the second last round of box jumps I had a sharp pain at the anterior lateral aspect of my knee. First the left then the right. I can hardly walk today."

I'm sure ther are some CrossFitters lurking here. Remember: it's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. Determine your risk/reward ratio and figure out what risks you're taking before you take them, not after you realize you've gone beyond your threshold.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #17
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http://jevonikner.blogspot.com/2011/...s-post-op.html Another one. Very unfortunate.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #18
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We've yet to see any of the CF apologists from the CFJ Metabolic Conditioning thread show up here yet...

It's stunning how many injuries are coming from this workout.

Does anyone think Budding and Castro are sitting there going "Holy shit, this isn't good." or are they just counting entrance fees and trying to think up the oddest and worst programmed workouts they can think of? Are they oblivious?
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:54 PM   #19
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On top of it all, most people will never admit that it was CF that caused their injury. Lots of stupidity.

Benching 60 pounds, 3 months post op! A life time of being injury free and 20k lost in wages thanks to CF.
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Ok , so Sunday April 3rd I suffered an Injury known as a Ruptured Achilles Tendon. The injury occurred in the midst of a workout routine , specifically performing box jumps. There were no symptoms or signs of concern leading up to the injury , in fact I felt extremely good and spent adequate time warming up including applying the lacrosse ball to my calves for a good amount of time. With about 2minutes left of a 15 minute workout while landing from a box jump I experienced a bizarre feeling as if someone had kicked me in the back of my lower leg. My initial thought was " What in the world just hit me?" I soon realized that there was nothing that "hit" me but rather I had serious injury. I had a strong feeling that it was my achilles that tore and after feeling for my achilles tendon and realizing it wasnt there , my feeling was confirmed. I held out hope that it was just a partial tear despite knowing deep down it was a full tear. The orthopedic Dr had confirmed that it was indeed a full tear. He said that surgery would give me the best chance at restoring strength and function albeit may never be 100 percent. So surgery is Friday and thus the long road to recovery begins. From what I'm told , 6 - 8 Months of Rehabbing is expected. Time to stay resilient and patient. Yes I'll be limited physically for a bit , however fitness is much more than physical capabilities. Fitness is inclusive to Mind and Spirit aswell , and this injury provides a chance for me to improve upon those aspects. As strange as it may sound , Im looking forward to that.



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