Despite being extremely dangerous with six reported cases of rhabdomyolysis, CrossFit has earned international acclaim with as many as 7,000 affiliated gyms worldwide. Loyal participants of CrossFit are not deterred by its dangers, instead they flaunt it. Uncle Rhabdo is a humorous cartoon (popular among CrossFitters) in which a clown is shown in a dying state with his kidneys on the floor depicting rhabdomyolosis – a condition where your muscle fibre breaks and enters the bloodstream leading to kidney poisoning. ‘I met pukey’, an axiom flaunted on T-shirts worn by CrossFitters means, ‘I worked out so hard that I puked.’ Sounds interesting yet dangerous? Here is all you need to know on CrossFit.
What is CrossFit?
Founded by Greg Glassman, CrossFit is a fitness regime that is aimed at optimising physical competence in these 10 areas: Read more