Yo, I've been lurking for a while now, but I guess its time I get out the shadows.
So I've had an on-off relationship with strength training for the past few years, and only recently (by that, I mean last year) have I started taking it seriously. I fell in love with the power rack and decided that I wanted to help other people fall in love with it, too, so I decided I was gonna become a personal trainer. I chose to get certified by NASM first, since they're one of the more widely accepted certifications out there, and it seemed like a good way to get my foot through the door.
I didn't really know what I was getting into when I did that. Their way of preaching "functional" training seems a little far-fetched and ridiculous, compared to some of the things I've been learning from outside resources (websites like this, and looking into the methods of great coaches has done wonders for me.) Not to say that I've thrown everything they teach out the window, as there is a lot of good information in there, things like BOSU ball training just don't seem reasonable to me.
Next week, I'm going to take the exam, and hopefully pass. I don't think I'll ever use half of the stuff I've learned from NASM, when I've learned and applied different techniques that accomplish the same thing, basically. Am I right to feel this way, or am I just being an arrogant asshole?