I just got back from the gym and half the people in there didn't know what the hell they were doing. Even most personal trainers I see here teach people lifts and training concepts don't know a thing about proper exercising. And I wonder why.
There are so many possible ways out there to gain knowledge: DVDs that show proper exercise form, websites such as T-Nation that discuss a great variety of training concepts, books on training theory and application, Youtube to see how not to do things, ...
Why don't people try to educate themselves before purchasing a gym membership. Why do they pay people 50 bucks an hour for teaching them something that doesn't work? I really don't understand.
I understand that rich people hire qualified coaches for several hundred bucks an hour since they are too busy to read and learn or rather spend the money than invenst the time, but the average joe? What's holding them back?