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Old 02-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
Tyler Jordan
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Crossfit with Gout

For the longest time I have wanted to get my dad into working out and changing his lifestyle for the better. I have recently gotten in to Crossfit and more and more I am thinking that this would be perfect for him. Only one problem... He has been dealing with gout for the last 10-15 years in his ankles and knees. He recently has found medication that helps deal with the flare-ups, and I want him to start Crossfit. Is this something that he would be able to do, and would affiliates be able to help with this problem?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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Re: Crossfit with Gout

he should be able to get into it and modify to start anything that bothers him
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Re: Crossfit with Gout

I'd love to hear about your dad's experience as he tries CrossFit. I started a thread about CrossFit and chronic diseases here:

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=80095 (wfs)

For CrossFit to help gout, the function of the kidneys would have to improve, or his metabolism would have to do a better job of metabolizing purine. Either is theoretically possible.

Keep us posted on his progress.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:50 AM   #4
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Re: Crossfit with Gout

As a note: any sort of repetitive stress can trigger a flare. I would definitely ease into it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:16 AM   #5
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Re: Crossfit with Gout

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For the longest time I have wanted to get my dad into working out and changing his lifestyle for the better. I have recently gotten in to Crossfit and more and more I am thinking that this would be perfect for him. Only one problem... He has been dealing with gout for the last 10-15 years in his ankles and knees. He recently has found medication that helps deal with the flare-ups, and I want him to start Crossfit. Is this something that he would be able to do, and would affiliates be able to help with this problem?
as someone with gout and a crossfiter, its not the crossfit that helps as much as the lifestyle you lead.

Drink as much water as possible to help your kidneys, stick to taking your medication, club sodas are great, so is celery. avoid deep fried and fatty foods. watch your diet, keep your weight in check. If you feel a certain excercise hurts your toes, then you might want to ease into it, but black cherry extract is really good for managing flare-ups.

most important thing is to learn to listen to your body.
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