CrossFit is a workout program that many individuals have used to increase overall physical fitness. Inherent in any fitness regimen is the risk of acute injury or even death. This risk should not be taken lightly. Although movements performed in the Crossfit methodology are completely natural, many individuals have had little exposure to such bodily strain or range of motion. Advice given by any members or leadership of CrossFit UNC-CH in no way constitutes as expert or professional instruction. CrossFit UNC-CH should not be held liable for any injuries resulting from an individuals participation in CrossFit. Your actions are your own, and participation in CrossFit is completely voluntary. Moreover, do not, under any circumstance, assume that workouts must be preformed as prescribed. CrossFit exercises induce extraordinarily high adrenaline levels that, in some senses can induce efforts and intensity at levels that could be debilitating.Take care to register any abnormal physical ailments immediately, not a week later, not after the WOD, not after the next rep. Address the issue that instance with the help of professional medical staff, who are made readily available through the university. Of special concern are injuries resulting from muscle strain, dehydration, rhabdomyolysis and high blood pressure. Consult a doctor if any of the symptoms associated with these conditions arise. Lastly, do not engage in CrossFit or any type of strenuous physical activity, unless such activity is cleared by a physician.
CrossFit UNC is not endorsed by Campus Recreation or The Department of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is a self-governed, officially recognized student organization of the University
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For liability reasons we ask that you read and sign the following form before you engage in any CrossFit UNC-CH related activity. Forms will be provided by club leaders at all of our activities. If for any reason this form is not made available, then persons who have not previously signed and turned in a waiver must renege from participating in said activities.