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Old 11-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #10
Jeremy Schultz
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Re: Arthritis from intense workouts?

Originally Posted by Steven Wingo View Post
I'm not sure if a horse is a great comparison since it is a domesticated, specifically bred animal manipulated by humans over generations to perform specific tasks not necessarily intrinsic to being a wild horse--such as racing for a thoroughbred or repeated jumping for a jumper or hauling heavy loads for a draft horse. Arthritis in wild animals, as opposed to domesticated, would be a better indication that "normal" use can give rise to arthritis. I know that in the thoroughbred race horse world there is definitely criticism that breeding for speed has resulted in a higher rate of injury.
This makes sense, but at the same time, I'm not sure this is relevant since I wouldn't exactly say that CrossFit is necessarily intrinsic to being a human.

Originally Posted by Chris Mason View Post
It is a double edged sword. Heavy training can definitely cause premature wear and tear, but it can also keep joints healthy.
Thanks, Chris. This is my worry - maybe moderation is the key?
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