In Muscle and Fatness this month, there is an excellent article about personal trainers, specifically the fact that most of them are dreadfully underqualified, uneducated, and ill-prepared. The article even lists some cases (admittedly anecdotal) of trainers seriously injuring or even contributing (greatly) to the deaths of their clients.
Anyone else check it out?
And...what's the most god-awful thing you've ever seen a PT putting some poor bastard through?
First entry: Not horrendous, but just massively irritating...
Today I had to wait to deadlift while a PT put his client through four sets on the squat rack. Who wants to guess what exercise? I'll give you a hint: it rhymes with "barbell curls". Actually, it rhymes with "barbell cheat curls with no fucking weight on the bar for the first two sets."