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Please take the time to do this survey!

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Dear CrossFit Identity,

For those ‘veteran’ members, I want to say that I miss you all very much!  I hope the training is going well and that you are enjoying the new updates to the space! I hope to make another visit soon…

As a physical therapist and fellow coach/athlete in the CrossFit community, I have taken on the task of gathering information on the prevalence of shoulder injuries in CrossFit training.  As a CrossFit L-1 trainer, I want to further understand how gyms are preventing shoulder injuries and improving health with their methods and programming.  As a physical therapist, I want to learn about the types of injuries occurring and educate health professionals on the best way to use our knowledge of biomechanics and medical intervention to return CrossFit athletes to pre-injury levels of fitness.

I invite you to help me in this task by taking the time to fill out this short survey.  The goal is to use this data from the survey to help continuously improve programming and coaching with the aim of keeping CrossFit athletes in the gym and injury free.  All feedback is appreciated, and it is necessary that both those who have and have not experienced injury complete the survey.  Results will help calculate % of athletes injured, injury rate (described as # injuries/1000 hours training), and details regarding the types of injuries experienced and how to prevent these injuries.  All information that you provide in the survey will be anonymous to myself and anyone viewing survey feedback.

Please follow this link to begin the survey (if the link does not take you directly to the survey you can copy and paste it into your browser):

Thank you for taking the time to make your gym experience better,

Ryan Summitt PT, DPT, CSCS
Orthopedic Resident, University of Indianapolis
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Emory University
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CrossFit L-1 Certified Trainer
BS Sports Medicine, DePauw University


CrossFit Games Open at CFID – Week 2 Update

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Week 2 of the CrossFit Games Open was exciting and tough. Open WOD 15.2 was about digging deep and forcing yourself to go on. It was incredible to watch our athletes push themselves to their personal bests. Remember to come out again this Friday evening at 5:30pm or Saturday at 10: to take on 15.3.

The top performer of 15. 2 who receive a prize from Grub Burger Bar are:

Rx Female:

1. Anne Marie Dillard

2. Virginia Nalle

3. Florie Glusman & Rachel Reider

Rx Male:

1. Francisco Barillas

2. Trace Hitt

3. Eyal Segal

Scale Female:

1. Kristen Gray

2. Stephanie Jones

3. Amanda McCord

Scale Male:

1. John Ulzheimer

2. Luis Boscan-Hendricks

3. Geoff Pope