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Old 11-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #43
Katherine Derbyshire
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Re: Top 10 Ways to Avoid Giving a Client Rhabdo

Originally Posted by Trevor Shaw View Post
As for the long haul, I would love to see someone step up and mandate licensure for trainers. Licensure would guarenteed the person coaching you had at least some baseline knowlege of the body other than squat = good and bicep curls are a waste of time. This would easily weed out uneducated trainers who for lack of a better term don't know rat sh** from a rice crispy. (Appologies for the poor attempt at comic relief). Licensure would also allow people who havent earned a bachelors degree in a related field to take "required" equivalent classroom time to meet the demands set by the licensing board. If this ever happened I'd be one of the first in line to spend the money and take the test.
Please define "trainer" for the purposes of this proposed license.

People who might forseeably get swept up in such a requirement include everyone from a guy coaching his son's Little League team to a traditional martial arts instructor. I assume (hope!) that isn't what you want, but the suggestion is a non-starter until you explain who should/would be covered.

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