Do You Screen For Injury Risk In Training?
The first tenet of training is to do no harm to your client. While most coaches and trainers shrug off this golden rule of fitness, many professionals in our industry truly don’t fully understand nor appreciate the depth of importance of the “do no harm” credo. Just because your clients aren’t herniating discs with ugly rounded back deadlifts or tearing their rotator cuffs to shreds on the bench press while under your professional supervision doesn’t mean that your programming and coaching isn’t predisposing them to aches, pains and injuries down the line.
Sure, it’s easy to self-justify “safe and effective” training practices when your clients aren’t dropping like flies to the gym floor with acute traumatic training induced injuries. But the question remains, is your coaching, programming and management helping your clients achieve physical resilience and longevity?
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