I have been lifting for football and powerlifting for about 15 years. I have a SHW national championship at the collegiate level. And I am a local strength and conditioning coach around Baton Rouge.
I went to apply for a trainer/membership sales job at Foxy’s gym here. I wasn’t hired, because they thought i would turn everyone into an athlete (because thats apparently a bad thing). I Took great offense when the guy told me that they didnt want people to learn how to do things slowly. Apparently he didnt know the definition of power is the ability to exert force RAPIDLY.
At this point i got up and walked out thinking…i am 280 lbs. and as of that summer i could run a 4.9 40 yd dash…and if he wanted to see slow, we could stand at arms length and throw one punch…i guarantee mine would hit first and cripple his 115 lbs ass.
But as you can see from my picture, I don’t exactly look like a personal trainer.[/quote]
yeah, members pick the smaller trainers, or the bodybuilder looking guy I hired (who is too afraid to lose his abs, and despite juicing has made no appreciable gains in over a year so he’s stuck at just over 200lbs.)
I work more with the older population that wants someone to help them continue physical therapy, and some of the older guys actually recognize what strong looks like
oh and LSUPOWERDC, did you show them how “slow” a DE workout is? that should prove the point!