CrossFit making headlines for popularity and risks - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

CrossFit making headlines for popularity and risks

Posted: Updated:
CrossFit is one of the most extreme workouts on the market and is growing in popularity. CrossFit is one of the most extreme workouts on the market and is growing in popularity.
However, one physical therapist is raising questions about the effects of the program. However, one physical therapist is raising questions about the effects of the program.
Researchers say they have found some people suffer from a condition that leads to kidney failure due to severe exertion from the CrossFit workouts. Researchers say they have found some people suffer from a condition that leads to kidney failure due to severe exertion from the CrossFit workouts.
Blake Guilliams,who owns CrossFit 573 in Jackson, said it's all about knowing your body and your limits. Blake Guilliams,who owns CrossFit 573 in Jackson, said it's all about knowing your body and your limits.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Police searching for kidnapping suspect

    Police searching for kidnapping suspect

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:41:12 GMT
    Eldorado, IL (KFVS)- Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of an Eldorado woman. According to Eldorado Police Chief Shannon Deuel, a 19-year-old woman was taken, possibly at knife-point, Wednesday night somewhere on Beulah Street around 9:30 p.m.  
    Eldorado, IL (KFVS)- Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of an Eldorado woman. According to Eldorado Police Chief Shannon Deuel, a 19-year-old woman was taken, possibly at knife-point, Wednesday night somewhere on Beulah Street around 9:30 p.m.  
  • Cape residents concerned about speeders on Broadway

    Cape residents concerned about speeders on Broadway

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:54:05 GMT
    A Cape Girardeau business owner is raising concerns about people driving over the speed limit on Broadway in the downtown area.
    A Cape Girardeau business owner is raising concerns about people driving over the speed limit on Broadway in the downtown area.
  • Does It Work: Hot Huez Hair Chalk

    Does It Work: Hot Huez Hair Chalk

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:37:36 GMT
    If you're looking for a fun way to heat up your hair style this summer, Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk might be a good buy.
    If you're looking for a fun way to heat up your hair style this summer, Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk might be a good buy.
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

CrossFit is one of the most extreme workouts on the market and is growing in popularity.

However, one physical therapist is raising questions about the effects of the program.

Researchers say they have found some people suffer from a condition that leads to kidney failure due to severe exertion from the CrossFit workouts.

Blake Guilliams,who owns CrossFit 573 in Jackson, said it's all about knowing your body and your limits. He said before any training takes place, he goes through the different techniques with the person.

He wants to make sure they know how and why the movement is important before they put the whole workout together.

Guilliams said they haven't had any medical issues since they opened and he attributes that to the education that takes place.

"One of our main phrases in here is check your ego out the door," Guilliams said. "That goes for trainers and students. If you are not feeling well, or hurting or not feeling at your best, let us know. We will instantly scale and modify or stop where you are at."

He said Rhabdo, the condition health experts are calling in question, is not unique to CrossFit.

Guilliams made it clear that CrossFit is not for everyone. They work with you through every step but he said he has recommended to some they look for another way to exercise.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.