A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Injury in Crossfit


The present study aims to investigate the incidence and patt ern of injury in Crossfi t. This study used a database search of “Crossfi t” AND “Injury” for systematic review and meta-analysis. Crossfi t seems to be an eff ective exercise method to decrease weight and BMI while improving function. High intensity interval training improves blood pressure, body fat percentage, lung capacity and pancreas function. Articles meeting inclusion showed that shoulder, back and then knee injuries were the most commonly self-reported in surveys. Incidence of injury is similar to that of other common recreational sports. Some Crossfi t movements and participant characteristics may lead to higher incidences of specifi c injuries and injuries overall. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 29(1):26-30, 2020) Key words: High-intensity interval training (HIIT), scaling, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting

Richard P. Gean; Robert D. Martin, MD; Michael Cassat, MD; and Simon C. Mears, MD, PhD