Hey there T-Nation…
I’ve been a reader for the last couple months and finally decided to post. I just recently quit working at one of the biggest Globo (Golds) gyms in the US to go independent and work out of my 3 car garage. I had been told on several occasions that I focused to much on “Resistance” training as opposed to cardio and my knowledge had been questioned.
I was then doing deads, squats, cleans and good mornings throughout the week in one of the famous power curling racks and was told if I ever had a client do anything similar to what I was doing then I would be out of a job. I was just squatting to parralel.
I confronted my Fitness Manager about it and he told me that I might be too old school to train at this gym and that my squatting techniqe was from the 80’s. I’m only 23 so that can’t be right. Anyway, after the lecture he showed my the Text Book NASM squat, a guy with two twigs with any empty bar going about 25% of the way down, just enough to drop his hips back. The next day I put in my notice.
Does anybody have any other good Cert recommendations? I eventually want to get a CSCS but that is a ways down the road.