Originally Posted by Katherine Derbyshire
No, but pushing the envelope increases the injury risk substantially. If you never drive faster than 70 mph, you'll never hit a wall at 150 mph. If you never get on a high bar, you'll never injure yourself trying to land a tricky dismount. And if you never lift heavy weights, you'll never injure yourself by lifting them badly.
...yet most car accidents occur at much lower speeds.
and most injuries are suffered by people pursuing activities much less intense than crossfit, or in their everyday tasks.
the injury rate for weightlifting is a minute fraction of the injury rate for soccer, for example. and the injury rate for intense exercise like crossfit, when done with good form, is extremely low.