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Old 08-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #2521
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What in the hell is going on to take an annual hospitialization of 4 rhabdos a year in 2004, to 142 rhabdos in 2010
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:29 PM   #2522
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This:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=cross...ate=all&sort=0
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:50 PM   #2523
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Someone call CNN.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #2524
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Cities
1. Norfolk, VA, USA
2. San Antonio, TX, USA
3. San Diego, CA, USA
4. Seattle, WA, USA
5. Austin, TX, USA
6. Denver, CO, USA
7. Washington, DC, USA
8. San Francisco, CA, USA
9. Houston, TX, USA
10. Portland, OR, USA

1. Hawaii, United States
2. Washington, United States
3. Colorado, United States
4. Utah, United States
5. North Carolina, United States
6. South Carolina, United States
7. Texas, United States
8. Oklahoma, United States
9. District of Columbia, United States
10. Oregon, United States


Analytics are great. From the above it's obvious that Crossfit is gaining traction in:
a) military-heavy areas
b) areas known for their athletic/health-conscious populations

Pretty much confirmed by the fact that NYC, Philly, Chicago, Memphis, Indianapolis, Boston, and other non-military non-health nut cities are nowhere to be found there.

That's not just based on Google trends either, also look at the Crossfit Sectionals (how many in California vs. rest of the country) and number of military base affiliates and affiliates in states like CA, CO, and TX vs the rest of the country.




Not to mention the fact that aside from the mil/LEO/responder clientele to which Crossfit caters, it's primary demographic is uh...young, wealthy white people. Now all you have to do is convince that group to think they're elite because they do the same workouts as military personnel, and you've got yourself a multi-million dollar program.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:03 PM   #2525
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This just hit a new level.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #2526
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In all fairness, the editorial comments give some explanation - part of it is that it wasn't tracked the same way in the past.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:19 AM   #2527
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hmmm makes sense, so the diagnostic code was added in 2004, so probably not going to see rhabdos decades earlier


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Old 08-23-2011, 08:45 AM   #2528
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The afhsc search for rhabdo cuts off at 1995
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #2529
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And this is something that could be traced back to:







Notice the Greg Glassman quote after the Pendleton rhabdo
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Countless badasses from sporting and special operations communities, long regarded as bulletproof, have been burned at the stake of ego and intensity. As it turns out, the burning was rhabdo.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #2530
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later...


I'll have to get the numbers, but a noticeable chunk of rhabdos already posted on this thread are from US Military members
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