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“I played sports all my life,” he said. “After high school, I played a lot of softball, racquetball, and volleyball. I’ve been on the job for 24 years and that’s active enough with all the lifting. I was always very active, never stagnant.”
Two years ago, Garcia, a UPS driver, was having issues in his hip area. He thought it was a simple groin pull, the result of putting too much stress on muscles in his groin and thigh.
By: Daniel Marin / Weekend Anchor & Reporter
EL PASO (KTSM) — It’s intense. It’s meant to make you sweat. And it’s meant to make you healthy.
The rise in popularity of CrossFit and similar extreme conditioning programs has swept into the Borderland with more and more gyms offering high-paced circuit training than ever before.
But like any sport, local doctors say there are risks associated with this type of high-energy exercise, and they say they are seeing a rise in injuries.