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Old 03-30-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Crossfit and Fybromyalgia

Anybody have any or know anybody that has CrossFitted with Fibromyalgia...if so what was the expierence, was it doable, beneficial??

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Crossfit and Fybromyalgia

Fibromyalgia people need movement initially, but not high stress stuff, because their bodies are already stressed to the max......IMO, better to do tai-chi or something that gets them pumping without adding any stress to their bodies

It's a VERY multifaceted condition that needs a similar approach.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:00 PM   #4
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Re: Crossfit and Fybromyalgia

IMO, it's doable, but, the diet needs to be strict paleo, also eliminating nightshades. More rest and recovery may be necessary, and WODs must be scaled according to a day's particular pain level. It's very important to do myofacial release work, and mobility work. Fibromyalgia is considered an auto-immune disease. If most crossfitters need 8-9 hours of sleep, people with fibro will need more. If not more hours, more whole days off. It's best if there is a good chiropractor, massage therapist, and other professional to provide additional support for recovery. Fish oil is huge!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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Re: Crossfit and Fybromyalgia

Hi. I have had Fibromyalgia since a car accident in 1998. The ONLY thing that has ever done much in the relief department was changing my diet and doing regular exercise. I have been on pain meds, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, anti-depressants...and none of them helped me like switching to a Zone diet. It pretty much cured my symptoms. Prior to that I could never figure out any sort of pattern with my bad days. Then I finally hit on insulin/glucagon control and BINGO! It changed my life. Fast forward to this year, and making more of my choices from Paleo foods-no grains at all, and 4-5 CrossFit WODs per week, and I have never felt better. I have told anyone who asks what works for me, but very few ever give it a shot. I'm not sure my physician even believes me.
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Re: Crossfit and Fybromyalgia

I have both Fibro & Myofascial from a car accident which almost took my life three years ago. I was turning left and the car ran the light, going 100Km/h and no air bags I was cut out of my car. I have two tilted vertibres in my back and crazy back pain. I lost the feeling in half of my body for a period of time. I found that the only thing which helps me manage my pain is crossfit & rowing. I have been lifting weights for over 10 years and have been doing crossfit for aprox 3 months now and am entering in my first compeition soon. Crossfit has deff changed my life for the better.
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