Six Ways CrossFit Can Benefit Runners

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Experiment On Yourself

This is how I now view a CrossFit gym: it’s a lab where I can work on my athletic foundation and physical infrastructure. Through functional movement exercises and with coaches there to give you feedback on what you’re doing, you can spot imbalances and weaknesses early–imbalances and weaknesses that might normally surface as a running injury down the road. CrossFit gyms also encourage their members to spend time on active recovery and restoration techniques: compression, foam rolling, mobility exercises, etc., all valuable to a runner training for a running race.

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