Too Much CrossFit Can Damage Your Immune System

September 6, 2016

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Are you a fan of Cross Fit? The exercise regimen that combines elements of high energy cardio, weight lifting, gymnastics, core training for a full-body workout.  As the program gains popularity, too much of it can be a bad thing. Experts have warned that doing Cross Fit classes two days in a row could damage your immune systems. Cross Fit workouts often involve performing exercises in rapid succession, with little or no recovery time. There is also some evidence that repeated bouts of intense exercise on consecutive days can lead to white blood cell death or dysfunction, is being reported in a new study published in Frontiers in Physiology.  The report followed a group of experienced Cross Fit participants, who had a minimum of six months of prior Cross Fit training. What they found is consecutive workouts were actually suppressing normal immune function and were not adversely affect the muscle power of the participants.  That doesn't man Cross Fit doesn't work, it does mean you need to rest in between sessions at minimum of two consecutive days to prevent possible immunosuppression.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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