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Old 03-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
Cliff Tucker
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Bowing Legs Question

I have a slight bow to my lower legs, from the knee down. I'm interested in CrossFit but the heavy lifting has me worried. I don't want it to bow my legs anymore than they already are.

Does anyone have any insight into if that would actually happen?
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: Bowing Legs Question

Define bow? And how did you acquire it? Guy I know fell ice climbing and broke his legs, which are subsequently bowed. He still climbs/hikes/bikes/runs/works out without much difficulty. Talk to a physio?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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Re: Bowing Legs Question

I have bowed legs and have no issues whatsoever. I did find out that I am stronger than almost anyone at my weight. My suggestion is to see an orthopedic doctor if you are worried about your legs becoming worse. I have been doing CrossFit for just about 2 years mostly at a very high level and have no issues.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
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Re: Bowing Legs Question

They have braces that may be able to correct some of this stuff.

Check out your orthopedic guy.

However, as long as they don't bother you and you're using correct technique some variation is fine in general. More than 10 degrees and I'd get it checked out though..
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