I like to think of myself as decently knowledgable with regards to physical fitness. I played college rugby at a somewhat competitive level, taken a few classes in college on strength and fitness development, and generally try to school myself up by reading this site. However, some of my friends and coworkers have lately been asking me to help them come up with a workout program.
Now, I'm all for helping people out, but I don't want to be that chud who tries to give advice without knowing what the hell he's talking about. As an avid T-Nation reader, I feel like I can comfortably talk about some important topics, i.e. different set/rep schemes to accomplish goals, proper exercise form, the importance of doing bicep curls in the squat rack while using as much of your lower back as possible, etc.
My question is this: before I start tossing out any advice or tips, is there any way to assess my own knowledge of program development and general physical fitness? I'm not necessarily trying to get a personal trainer certification or anything like that, but wouldn't be opposed to an online class or test, something along those lines. Do any other T-Nation readers give advice to friends, and if so, what kind of background did you have and how comfortable did you feel with your knowledge base?
Thanks in advance