A lot of you miss the old shit-talking Jay. Well maybe about 2 or 3 of you, 1 of those matters to me a great deal so here goes a classic trash talking post.
Now I know I am NOT the be all end of of trainers, hell I don’t even train people right now in person but I do help out misled kids who squat like assholes just because I feel a deep need to fix them before they grow up squatting terribly forever.
What I do hate is trainers at a certain gym who claim to be experts and who’s clients squat like the aforementioned assholes… trainers who count to 20 as if 20 rep sets are going to actually build anything other than a nice pump that will make you look good for about 3-4 hours.
I have, on a few occasions, stared at bad training like I am looking at a group of men doing interpretative dance… none of it makes sense to me.
I propose a National training institute (no, not the business) where we strip down 95% of those bullshit certs and leave us with a few that are worthy. If you have to ask which ones, you shouldn’t even ask.
Those training certs should all get together to discuss actually TEACHING form along with the other bullshit they teach instead of handing out tests and pass/fails.
We all know that will never happen…
So here is what a good client will do…
Join a gym for a trial period. Workout there. Observe trainers training people or themselves.
You should look for this stuff:
Pick up a copy of the Ashman Strength System Version 2.0 .
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