I don’t know if this is the case all over the world or just in Australia, but every time I go to the gym, this is what I see:
Trainers with their clients day after day spending very valuable exercise time chronically addicted to the broomstick.
Horse-Stance stuff, one-legged activities, one handed, single legged, blindfolded bosu cable twists, nothing is complete without that god damn pole of pine attached to their backs.
I’m guessing that close to 99.9% of the clients trained in this gym are there because they want to look good. I don’t know about you, but if I hired a trainer with that goal in mind and I spent 6 weeks getting intimate with his oak rod, I’d be more than a little peeved.
Now I know that using the broomstick for postural awareness can be a valuable tool in getting a person’s body right, but really, do 70% of the poor bastards being trained REALLY require the wood?
Is it just a ploy to make them sound valuable? Is it to compensate for their inability to actually attain body composition results? Is it a fad, like the exercise of the month you see them all put their clients through after it’s obvious they’ve been to a group seminar?
Or perhaps it’s a combination of them all?