Another CrossFit Games Athlete Withdraws due to Chest Injury

Unfortunate news from this incredibly talented, hard working and humble athlete. We wish him a speedy recovery!

‘Nothing anybody hasn’t heard before but I had to withdraw from regionals today! I knew this could possibly happen but after the first event I was feeling great! Very tough mentality having to withdraw. I’ve never been someone to be called Injury prone but guess I am. Honestly I feel healthier today than I have been in a few years. Worse part is this pec strain should heal up in a few weeks. So I’m excited to get back to training. I want to compete for as long as possible and getting back to 100% is my main priority right now! I love CrossFit and injuries won’t force me to stop doing what I love! I’ll just have to be smarter about my training!! Thanks to all my sponsors and supporters! Without you this would be extremely tough!!’ Ben Stoneberg

Nothing anybody hasn't heard before but I had to withdraw from regionals today! I knew this could possibly happen but after the first event I was feeling great! Very tough mentality having to withdraw. I've never been someone to be called Injury prone but guess I am. Honestly I feel healthier today than I have been in a few years. Worse part is this pec strain should heal up in a few weeks. So I'm excited to get back to training. I want to compete for as long as possible and getting back to 100% is my main priority right now! I love @crossfit and injuries won't force me to stop doing what I love! I'll just have to be smarter about my training!! Thanks to all my sponsors and supporters! Without you this would be extremely tough!! @reebok @fitaid @rxsmartgear @elitefuel @leopard_claw @masimopersonalhealth @troyswillis @shells_diane @bscolesh @anthonyarh @jdnatural @dotsiebausch @crossfitgames @shannabunce

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DAVE CASTRO RESPONDS TO BEING ASKED ABOUT THE INJURIES IN THE REGIONALS

2017 West Regional // Dave Castro Talks Regional Programming

🔊 #AskCFG Scott Ashoff on Twitter: "Question for Dave Castro: Any regrets on the programming for Event 2 given all the injuries?"The Director of the CrossFit Games responded during Event 1 in the West.

Posted by The CrossFit Games on Freitag, 2. Juni 2017

JULIEN PINEAU

So the Pec tears at Regionals… Let me give you a hint: it's not PED, or a shoulder mobility problem…Update: i did not say under-developed pecs, i said under-trained and that is a huge difference.Size does not always equal strength (and/or explosiveness)

Posted by Julien Strongfit Pineau on Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

LUCAS PARKER

“Some thoughts on the prevalence of pec tears/injuries in event 2 of crossfit regionals:

 
 Most athletes train on rings hanging from a pullup bar, and set at a comfortable distance (slightly closer together, in order to “ride the straps”).

At regionals, the rings are hung from a greater height. They are also at a fixed width; much closer to a full “cubit” for most athletes, and likely further apart than most people train.

So, we have 2 factors that require athletes to stabilise in a better way.

Add to this the bicep and shoulder fatigue from Event 1, and it might be the case that most of the control of the rings via the humerus is now done by the pec.

My suggestion for athletes competing in the next two weekends is this: try practicing with the longest straps you can set up, and hang your rings further apart, so that your arms do not press into the straps when you dip.

You could just do static holds in the top position and the bottom position, in order to develop some last-minute control without fatiguing yourself too much.

Stay safe out there!” Lucas Parker.

Regionals update: I decided to withdraw from this weekend's competition. Halfway through the first event I started getting dizzy and lightheaded. I felt the distinct urge to sleep. After finishing the event and leaving the floor with assistance from the medical team, I spent about half an hour getting my pulse, blood pressure, breathing, and temperature monitored and back to normal with help from the medical team. After this I observed a very red colour in my urine. In warmup and execution of event 2, my symptoms returned and persisted. This is now becoming a trend for me – this pattern of events has occurred in other crossfit competitions. Based on this, I felt it was unwise and unproductive to continue, this time. Nobody is more disappointed about this than I am! Indeed, I am as perplexed as I am upset. I believe my prep this year was solid, and I felt good in the days and minutes leading up to this "system crash." THANK YOU to the medical staff and volunteers who took care of me and kept me safe. The plan now is to continue recovering, and to pursue further testing and information. I'll post more detailed thoughts in few days. @crossfitgames @crossfitncr @cfviccity @jaktrx @roguefitness @virusintl • 📸: @martsromero

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