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CrossFit is great business for physios…..

That is one of the most common things I hear from physiotherapists about CrossFit.  But on the other hand, the biggest complaint I hear from CrossFitters about physios is that they don’t understand CrossFit.  

CrossFit has grown from just 500 affiliates world wide when I opened CFNZ in 2008, to over 10, 000.  And we have about 115 in NZ alone.  Along the way it has become a catchphrase, a brandname, a highly recognisable term for functional fitness training.

This recognition has worked against it amongst some healthcare professionals who don't have a strong understanding of human movement.  Their clients are coming to them saying they were injured doing CrossFit and the new term sets off a lightbulb. Injuries happen, no matter what type of exercise you're doing.   And we can talk about the much higher injury rates of rugby and running all day..

But now many people, instead of saying I got my niggly shoulder at 'the gym' are saying CrossFit.  The prevalence of injury in the general population is no different.  Well actually, there are some figures that suggest it has risen, but it's in line with an overall increase in the numbers of people doing functional exercise - including bootcamps, and other group exercise programs.

There's always something you can do!!

There's always something you can do!!

It's a well proven fact that the cells of our muscles, bones and tendons respond to load.  Mechanical load is what is needed to stimulate synthesis of new tissue.   And mechanical load comes from movement.

So when I hear about people being told to do NOTHING to treat an injury, my blood boils.

The key is getting you back to good movement, not resting.    Load does not mean heavy weights, it's as much load as is required to achieve positive change.  If that is just walking and some light rehab movements, then so be it.  But you have to do something, your body needs it to heal correctly.

Luckily, just like the world of fitness is changing for the better via CrossFit, so is the world of physical therapy.  It now includes analysing movement and predicting injury risk, determining areas of potential injury, addressing strength imbalances, and improving posture, increasing performance, optimising movement and ultimately, health.

But also, just like in the fitness world, there are many of the old guard not prepared to listen, learn, research, and change.

If you do need some help rehabbing an injury, find someone who is prepared to help you get back to active movement, and work with your coaches to make sure of optimal progress, not someone used to treating inactive, unhealthy people who don't want to be helped.   CrossFit is good for some physios, true, but it's the ones who are interested in working in partnership with us; with YOU to make sure you can live your life to the fullest.

We recommend:

The Corrective Clinic

Vital Health Chiropractic

Still Point Osteo

Muscle Therapy

09 Physiotheraphy




3 x 5, all heavy

Pullup negatives

3 x 5


10 Push Press

10 DB Rows

10 Hang Power Cleans

5 rounds




3 x 3, all heavy

Strict Muscle Ups

3 x 1-3 reps


15 Push Press 45/30kg

10 Deadhang Pullups

5 Burpee Box Jumps 75/60cm

3 rounds

Spring Challenge starts tomorrow…..

.....but you COULD just start today.....why wait??   Ooops I just ate that chocolate biscuit, I may as well eat the whole packet..... I missed two workouts this week, it's obviously not going my way, so I may as well just flag the rest of the week..... From Monday.....New Years Day.....the day after my birthday/graduation/work…
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Member Profile – Scott Sealey

Coach Krista played 20 questions with Scott Sealey recently... How long have you been a member at Reebok CrossFit 09? Since January 2014 How did you end up walking through our doors for the first time? Was there a pivotal event that led you to us? A friend signed me up for a trial class…
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CrossFit Games 2014 Sampler

You watched the Fittest On Earth do it on the interwebs, now you can have a play with some of the events!  Modified to suit mere mortals of course...... FITNESS Event 1. Sprint Sled (drag) 50m for time 30/20kg Event 2. Sprint Carry Sprint 100 m 100m sandbag carry Sprint 100 m 100m Rack Walk…
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Member profile – Simone Johnson

Simone has been on the New Zealand CrossFit scene almost from the beginning.  A recent move has her kicking around 09 a bit, versus her original home at CFNZ, so we thought we'd let you learn a little more about her. How did you first discover CrossFit? It would have been 2009 when I found…
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Tumbling down….

[caption id="attachment_4283" align="alignnone" width="672"] Scott, aallllmost out of that sticking point!![/caption] Tumbling finds its way into our warmups from time to time. Do you hate when that happens, or can't wait to embrace your inner Nadia Comaneci? If you think about it though, isn't it kind of weird that in CrossFit we get really hung…
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Saturday July 5

FITNESS 10 DB Snatch 8 DB Row 6 DB Thruster AMRAP in 6mins Rest 5 minutes, then… 10 Goblet Squat 10 Slamballs 10 Step down Box Jumps AMRAP in 6mins Rest 5 minutes, then… 10 SDHP (KB) 15 Situps 20 Lateral Plate Jumps AMRAP in 6mins PERFORMANCE 5 Power Snatch 52.5/35kg 10 C2B Pull-Ups 15…
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Saturday 31 May

[caption id="attachment_3852" align="alignnone" width="648"] Ben, looking focused![/caption] WORKOUT - IA Wildcard Even for those who didn't enter with the intention of getting into the Industrial Athletic Invitational, we want you all to have a go, especially if it helps tempt you into giving it a proper go next year!  You get to throw down all weekend…
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Member Profile – Nikki Quail

[caption id="attachment_3840" align="alignnone" width="672"] Nikki! How did you escape getting your photo taken individually all this time? Oh well, you didn't escape your interview with Nira at least.....[/caption] Talking to Nikki Quail today!! How were you introduced to CrossFit and RCF09? My good mate joe McPhee encouraged me to join, he always spoke so highly…
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Wednesday 21 May

[caption id="attachment_3776" align="alignnone" width="672"] Jo, PR'ing her hang snatch, after missing the opening lift....great composure![/caption] We're talking mobility again, this time the foam roller and LAX ball specifically. Are you doing it right? 1. Work upstream and downstream of the issue. The site of the pain is often not the site of the issue.  If…
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