CrossFit: Trial By FireAlthough the headline may lead you to believe something else, this video is not an attack on CrossFit.

There are many other exercise programs that are no different in their basic makeup. I’ve seen people trash themselves with every kind of bootcamp or Americanized combat yoga exercise program known to man.

Here’s my philosophy: There’s no such thing as bad exercises or bad exercise systems. Instead, there are only incorrectly prescribed exercises and systems.

Unfortunately, many people aren’t knowledgeable enough to really know what to prescribe for themselves. Even worse, the level of education you’ll find from most personal trainers and strength coaches is dangerously low. (A lot of them don’t even understand basic anatomy and physiology.)

Based on feedback I’ve heard from many of the 10,000+ CHEK Professionals all over the world who are connected with countless students, there’s a consensus about the number of injuries related to CrossFit and other programs.

In this video, I want to share some basic knowledge so you have a better sense of how to manage and monitor yourself so your exercise efforts are more meaningful and help you produce your dream, whether that’s having a beautiful, healthy body, being fit enough to accomplish a specific athletic goal or just feeling more pain-free.

I use the 4 Doctors model here to describe the basic components you need along with a certain amount of alchemy — without experiencing a cauldron of consequences — to mix and manage these elements to get what you want without a lot of problems.

Love and chi,


Paul Chek

Paul Chek is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of holistic health, life coaching, corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology.

For over thirty-two years, Paul's unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide, many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body-mind as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed.

Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the Chek 4-Quadrant Coaching Mastery and P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Programs.

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