Throughout my life, whenever I've gotten started suddenly on exercising (as when returning to swimming or soccer seasons in high school, or water polo in college), I've gotten stitches in my ribs (also other pains elsewhere like shinsplints).
I started Crossfit three weeks ago, yet despite the intense workouts, I haven't had a single rib stitch. The only thing that's different right now is my paleo-style diet - and I also soak a few days per week in Epsom salt baths.
Is this enough to prevent the stitching entirely, or am I just not working out hard enough to get the stitches? I wrap every workout breathless and exhausted from head to toe, but no stitches.