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Does CrossFit Impair Attentive Processes?

I recently caught up on the published literature pertaining to CrossFit training and decided to highlight this particular study (Perciavalle et al., 2016) as it possesses significant problems in both experimental design and results interpretation. This study sought to determine if CrossFit training results in negative effects on attention-related activities by virtue of high blood …

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CrossFit Science – Free Weights vs Machine Weights

Leg Press Machine (from Shaner et al., 2013) One of the tenets of CrossFit training is that complex, multi-joint (or multi-muscle) movements are superior to smaller, more isolated movements because they generate a substantial neuroendocrine response. That is, the complex movements engage your nervous system in such a way that your endocrine system (the system …

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