Just needed to vent my spleen on here because I am a little pissed off. Someone come to last week and ask for advice on powerlifting, competing, training etc and I agreed to help her. So down to the gym she comes and shows me her squat and deadlift technique - they were both fucking awful. Falling forward on the squat, using a snatch grip on her deadlift thinking this was the correct hand position, pulling with her back instead of driving with her legs, half rep squats - basically all the main problems a beginner has.
Then I find out she has been paying a person trainer Â£35 per hour to teach her how to train. I gave her an hour of my time for nothing and lo and behold she squatted better and her deadlift balance improved. Now she has gone back to her personal trainer who has rubbished everything I have said and now she has fucked me off saying that she is getting conflicting advice.
I did refrain from telling her I made my England debut several weeks before simply because I didnt want to come off like an arrogant cock and this personal trainer initially thought that the Olympic lifts were powerlifting.
I dont get it - she still wants to compete but doesnt want my advice even though I said straight off that her lifts wouldnt pass in a competition.
I am no expert but still feel like I have a bank of knowledge that can benefit people who are just starting out (plus the degree I did at University and got me into loads of debt must be worth something!). I am sick of people not using their common sense and realising when they are being ripped off.