I have tried searching for it on the forum but to no avail.
A Marine in MANASSAS, Va is sueing “Crossfit” for injuring him.
“The lawsuit, filed by former Information Systems Technician 1st Class Makimba Mimms in Prince William County, Va., Circuit Court late last year, seeks $500,000, as well as punitive damages, in connection with the permanent disability Mimms allegedly suffered as a result of performing the CrossFit workout under the direction of a trainer at a Manassas gym.”
The most recent strength coach podcast (19.5) was pretty damning of the the Crossfit program about it’s progression, technique and the non-screening approach it takes by just chucking out plans.
Quite interesting, to note however that the guy managed to injure himself doing:
As per http://baye.com/ :
"Three rounds of each of the following, performed for 15, then 10, then 5 reps:
10 pound dumbbell thrusters (a thruster is a combined squatting and pressing movement)
Bodyweight Squats …
…Either Mimms actually did a far more challenging workout than the one listed above, is terribly weak and deconditioned, or was injured doing something else and is trying to make the CrossFit instructor a scapegoat."
Being in the UK other than the web there isn’t much discussion about the lawsuit. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the lawsuit.