Health Panel: Working With Larger-Bodied Athletes

ByCrossFit HealthOctober 14, 2022
Found in:221015,Health

In this panel from the 2022 CrossFit Games, Mike Giardina sits down with Athena Perez, Dr. Amy West, and Kim Labora to learn about the development of their new course, “Working with Larger Bodies.” This is a one-day course delving into the nuances and complexities of training CrossFit with a larger body. The course was founded, Perez says, to help fill the gaps in understanding obesity as a chronic disease and the experiences larger-bodied athletes have when performing CrossFit, while Labora explains how the course will help coaches confidently and creatively scale for such athletes. Dr. West provides a medical perspective on physical difficulties and limitations some larger-bodied athletes experience when entering the affiliate, which are all addressed in the course. The course is directed toward coaches, though it can also be useful in providing a validating experience for obese athletes.

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