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CrossFit: BLACKROLL® more important than the shower...

by Eefje van de Ven October 12, 2015

A study for fitogram and Appointman (German resources) was carried out to look at the training behaviour of about 3.000 CrossFit athletes and 100 CrossFit Box owners. The participants were interviewed and interrogated on the topic of CrossFit box facilities. 

This rapid growing fitness or training method (or even: a fitness lifestyle) combines gymnastics with weightlifting, combat sports, running, swimming, cycling, rowing in several so-called WODs (workout of the day). The goal is to achieve elite total body fitness including strength, endurance, balance, agility, flexibility, and accuracy.

Figure 1: my CrossFit Box is equipped with...:

Besides many other interesting results, one point came out clearly: almost all the CrossFit Boxes (96%) 
have / use BLACKROLL® or a similar foam roller. Apparently rolling is more important after a sweaty work out than using the shower... 

Eefje van de Ven
Eefje van de Ven