Professor X wrote:
I was lifting at my high school today, my first time doing box squats there. I was going pretty light, warming up and eventually got into the heavy stuff.
My 3rd to last set the new “weight trainer” approached me and flat out said I was killing myself. I tried to explain to him this was a box squat and said he understood. And continued to say that I will be in a wheelchair bye the time I graduate. My form was perfect, and he agreed, but said that box squats are to dangerous to go heavy. He told me to do normal squats or get out of the building, what kind of bullshit is that?!?!?!?!
You’re in high school. If you do injure yourself on his watch, the school could be held liable. What authority figure in their right mind would even risk some little high school kid fucking themselves up? If it was your first time doing them, I am SERIOUSLY doubting your “perfect form” and I am also willing to bet you LOOKED like it was your first time.
The trainer was not in the wrong.
I agree, but didnt want to get flamed for siding with the coach. Besides you’re in HS, give your body some time to finish growing before attempting a rather risky exercise.[/quote]
Dont ever bother worrying what these people think of you. I think half of the people who respond to these types of threads - screw that, 95% - have never been in a position of authority over anyone. The trainer is clearly incorrect that box squats put you in a wheelchair. And he probably could’ve phrased it better. But it was probably the 3rd thing he saw in the last minute that he would not want the AD to see if he walked in, and it was probnaly the 108th time that day that he had to address something. I’m not surprised that he didnt want to debate this. Also, if you think you can get approval from the football coach or whomever, fine, try it, but dont be surprised if another authority figure refuses to take a teenager’s side over the weight room supervisor - and I use that phrase conciously. He’s not a college s&c coach, in all likelihood he’s not a strength coach at all, but schools need a warm body in there for liability reasons and, fair or not, his word goes.