Chance Hughs, co-owner of Predation CrossFit has an athlete named Tim who has battled asthma his entire life. However, since starting CrossFit, Tim has gotten his asthma more under control.
Hughs says that when Tim first came in, he struggled to breathe within five minutes of working out. Now his coach sees a marked difference.
“He breathes hard, but he’s filling his lungs up, so I think it’s doing really well for him, personally,” Hughs says.
His partner and fellow CrossFitter, Courtney, is also impressed.
“He’s discovered that the more exercise he’s doing, the better his endurance and cardio and aerobic stuff’s getting. His asthma is getting better too,” she says.
Catching his breath after working out, Tim is all smiles.
“It just takes longer. I breathe until I feel like I got a little bit back, and then I just keep going,” he says.
Additional reading: CrossFit Kids: Forging Future Achievers by Cyndi Rodi, published Aug. 1, 2008.