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Pat Thompson 10-04-2015 11:35 AM

Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
Hi

Does anyone have experience of doing crossfit when you have osteoporosis?

From what I've read weight bearing exercise like crossfit is recommended. I'm going to see a specialist but trying to research in the meantime.

Thanks

Pat

Sean Rockett 10-12-2015 09:02 AM

Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
Yes weight bearing activity is the first step in the treatment of osteoporosis. I would recommend it to prevent the progression and try to change it.

Michael V. Erickson 10-12-2015 10:08 AM

Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat Thompson (Post 1257319)
Hi

Does anyone have experience of doing crossfit when you have osteoporosis?

From what I've read weight bearing exercise like crossfit is recommended. I'm going to see a specialist but trying to research in the meantime.

Thanks

Pat

Diet is important. Recent studies of Vit K2 reveal it activates a protein that regulates calcium use, enabling it to be used in your bones. It also helps prevent deposits of calcium in soft tissues (coronary arteries). [WFS]: http://www.lifeextension.com/magazin...min-k2/page-01

Pat Thompson 10-13-2015 10:03 AM

Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean Rockett (Post 1257494)
Yes weight bearing activity is the first step in the treatment of osteoporosis. I would recommend it to prevent the progression and try to change it.

Thanks - that's what I was hoping. And just got the all clear from my doc to keep crossfitting :pepper:

Pat Thompson 10-13-2015 10:23 AM

Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael V. Erickson (Post 1257495)
Diet is important. Recent studies of Vit K2 reveal it activates a protein that regulates calcium use, enabling it to be used in your bones. It also helps prevent deposits of calcium in soft tissues (coronary arteries). [WFS]: http://www.lifeextension.com/magazin...min-k2/page-01

Thanks - appreciate the link. Will look into bringing some back next time I'm home.

Skip Chase 10-27-2015 11:17 AM

Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
In 2006, Diane walked into our door. She was diagnosed with osteoporosis and during 3 years of bone density tests, the condition was worsening. Her doctor made several recommendations on diet and exercise (she attended group exercise classes at a local big box), but nothing worked.
She had just received the results of her last bone density test and her doctor recommended medications. Diane said no. A friend of hers, who was one of our members, suggested she give CrossFit a try.
Diane trained with us 3 times a week for a year. When she returned to her doctor for her annual check up and bone density test, her doctor was shocked by the change. I remember Diane coming into the gym and telling me, "My doctor said, Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. In all of my years in practice I've never observed improvement like this."
Diane still trains at Mt. Baker CrossFit and continues to have excellent results, thanks to CrossFit.

Sean Rockett 11-02-2015 06:15 PM

Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit
 
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