ARTICLE: Doctors on Easier Menopause Through CrossFit



Strict Press 3-3-3-3-3-3
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set. Rest as needed between sets.


Complete as many rounds as possible in 16 mins of:
Run, 200 m
15 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches, 50/35 lbs
15 Box Jumps, 30/24 in
Rest 2 mins

Comp: 40/30# 24/20"
Perf: 30/20# 20/16"
Fit: 20/10# 16/12"


Scottie Cure had always dreaded menopause.

"You hear horror stories about hot flashes and horrible symptoms and weight gain and all these things," the 56-year-old said.

When she stopped menstruating at 48, she was relieved to experience only an occasional hot flash and some night sweats she could directly attribute to her daily consumption of processed sugar.

But Cure didn't emerge unscathed.

After a bone-density scan in 2012, she discovered she had osteopenia—bone-density thinning common among women entering menopause. Her obstetrician recommended extended-release calcium and prescribed a once-per-week medication to increase bone density. The doctor told her the latter was intended to do nothing more than slow the progression, not improve it.

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