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NSCA Responds to CrossFit Lawsuit

July 2014

As some of you are aware, the for-profit company Cross Fit Inc. recently filed a lawsuit against the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). NSCA denies the allegations and claims made against it by CrossFit, and believes the action by CrossFit to be wholly without merit and a malicious attack on the NSCA. The NSCA will vigorously defend itself against this baseless lawsuit and protect the interests of the NSCA.


At the center of the lawsuit is a research article published in NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. As with all research published in NSCA’s journals, the article in question was authored by independent researchers and was accepted for publication following a rigorous peer-review process. While NSCA has no opinion on the validity or invalidity of claims made in the article or the criticisms of same being leveled by CrossFit, NSCA has full confidence that the review and publication processes for research published in NSCA journals is beyond reproach.

The NSCA is a research-based nonprofit organization committed to the highest standards in its publications, certifications and educational services. As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, the NSCA is dedicated to promoting the application of best practices among its thousands of members and certified professionals around the world.

The NSCA thanks its members for their support as the organization works with its attorneys to address these matters through the appropriate channels. Further, the NSCA commends its certified professionals for the work they do every day to improve the athletic performance and fitness of their athletes and clients.

Rev. 7/22/14

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