For years, the wider fitness industry has warned people of the dangers of Crossfit, and now an injury nobody would wish on anyone has occurred.
Kevin Ogar, a Crossfit trainer in Englewood, Colorado, was performing a 3 Rep Max Snatch when he lost control of the bar overhead.
He was unable to get out of way in time, resulting in the bar damaging his T11 and T12 vertebrae, and severing his spinal cord.
Kevin currently has no feeling below his waist.
Weightlifting is dangerous. Whether it is Power lifting, Bodybuilding or Olympic lifting is irrelevant. There have been life-changing injuries in all of these sports, as well as deaths.
Crossfit is no different. One trainer even publicly came out, stating that clients should expect to get injured… it’s Crossfit.
How does Crossfit differ from all other types of lifting?
Kevin was competing in a competition that consisted of nine…
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