Ok so here's the story. I'm looking to get ACE certified within the week. I've been studying for a while now and am not all too worried about the test. I'm more concerned about being the best personal trainer possible. I've read the shit out of T-Nation articles and have been posting here for a while now and believe me it's no fun to have to contradict everything you know to be true just to pass a certification exam.
But I know what's effective and what's not from T-Nation, and now I know how to deal with special needs clients (hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes etc) thanks to my studies and textbooks.
BUT. I want to know from everyone here: Why do you think trainers are shit? What can I do to make sure that I become the best trainer I can be?
I can promise you already this much: no bosu balls, no "functional" training, no pretty pink 2.5 lb dumbbells for the ladies (or the embarrassed men), no zumba class bullshit, no 1/4 squats for clients who are capable of full squats.
GIVE ME YOUR DEMANDS.