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Old 01-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #105
Emily Mattes
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Re: Rhabdo... 4 days after Rhabdo. URGENT

Yeah, if a client comes to you obese and overweight and ignorant you have to do more work with them and scale their workouts and bring them up to speed on their knowledge. And you know why? Because you're their damn trainer and that's what they're paying you $200/month to do. If they already knew that stuff and were fit they wouldn't need you!

You honestly think that Joe Schmoe off the street is at fault because he didn't know the risk of GHD sit-ups? How many people join Crossfit because they saw the results of friends and family and never even think to go on the boards or the main website, never step outside their affiliate's immediate community? That's their fault?

Furthermore--if you're saying a client should be aware of the dangers of rhabdo and GHD situps--and the vast majority of people do not know these things because they've never worked out at a Crossfit gym--then you're basically saying the program is more dangerous and injurious than engaging in another fitness activity. If that is the case, that should probably be incorporated into waiver forms.

Originally Posted by Robert D Taylor Jr View Post
Solo MPer often as rxed (especially early on) No rhabdo, no instruction on rhabdo except for my L1 and what I read and learned on herebefore/while I was starting.

My job to manage my program and my health. I've messed it up before too. My fault.
So we should be expecting off-the-street clients to know everything in a Level 1 cert?

Last edited by Emily Mattes; 01-05-2011 at 08:39 PM..
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