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    The biggest problem that's literally ruining the fitness industry today is dumb people who are too dumb to realize how dumb they are, but insist on giving advice to people who don't actually realize these people are so dumb. So, internet fitness celebrities.

    It takes more than an Instagram account, some YouTube subscribers, and decent ab definition to call yourself a trainer. Some actual credentials would be a good start. Maybe try to have a certification or a college degree related to the field. I'll take any semblance of formal fitness education, but "I've read a lot of articles" doesn't count. Or reference a handful of clients that trained with you before you started posting on social media or demonstrate credibility by achieving something in competition yourself. That doesn't have to mean placing first at a National contest, we just need to know that the entire reason anyone outside of your house knows your name is because of something more significant than "I worked out for a while and I think I look pretty good, brah, so I'mma tell everyone what they need to do."

    When an ignorant meathead tells his 90,000 subscribers that walking around wearing 10-pound ankle weights will solve their lower back problems, or when some 104-pound chick wearing a skin-tone thong gives her followers advice that builds jiggly glutes and precisely zero muscle anywhere else on the body, the industry is headed in the wrong direction.

    Fortunately, we can solve this the same way we handle reality TV shows. Just stop watching these brainless, useless, pointless wastes of time. While social media currently allows anyone to talk at everyone about anything, if the likes stop coming in, they'll sputter out a few more videos before they fade away and, hopefully, rethink their "career" path. These types of people are either ethically bankrupt and don't mind giving bad advice as long as it lines their pockets, or they're simply too stupid to recognize how terrible their advice actually is. Because I'm an optimist, I'll hope it's the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtbear1967 View Post
    That what they make duct tape for isn't it?
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    The new year brings out the snowbirds and they don't know who to listen to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtbear1967 View Post
    The new year brings out the snowbirds and they don't know who to listen to.
    doesn't matter half will be gone in a week the other half will be gone by Feb.

    BTW I love to listen to stupid people, I just smile and keep asking questions............it is great fun because they are very much "know it alls" and will tell you how great they are.
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    Yellow you know they are stupid, I just hate it for those that don't know any better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtbear1967 View Post
    The new year brings out the snowbirds and they don't know who to listen to.
    In the gym industry we call them January bugs, like June bugs in summer, here in January, gone in February. Then back again the next January only 20lbs fatter
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow snow View Post
    doesn't matter half will be gone in a week the other half will be gone by Feb.

    BTW I love to listen to stupid people, I just smile and keep asking questions............it is great fun because they are very much "know it alls" and will tell you how great they are.
    its my job to train some of them, we have the ex athletes, ya know the ones who benched 500lbs (havent they all?) in their day and are now couch potato's, the ones who know it all, like one I had the other day, i started him on cybex chest press, at some very light weight (he a 500 bencher keep in mind ) so he done and I briefly help someone else for like 60 seconds, I hear this "I GOT IT!" and look over and he decided to go from 30lbs to over 300lbs on chest press and he moved the stack like 1/4 inch,yea he nailed it RIGHT!
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    I had a guy like that one time.... He was full of piss and vinegar about doing chest. I gave him the 30 pound DB and had him do super slow reps. He was crying after the first set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Survivor View Post
    its my job to train some of them, we have the ex athletes, ya know the ones who benched 500lbs (havent they all?) in their day and are now couch potato's, the ones who know it all, like one I had the other day, i started him on cybex chest press, at some very light weight (he a 500 bencher keep in mind ) so he done and I briefly help someone else for like 60 seconds, I hear this "I GOT IT!" and look over and he decided to go from 30lbs to over 300lbs on chest press and he moved the stack like 1/4 inch,yea he nailed it RIGHT!
    Everyone used to lift 7 days a week "back in the day". All I hear is I used to " fill in the blank". I try to be polite and smile, but I want to asked them what happened the past 10 years that you stopped? Then the excuses start pouring in, I don't know how you guys that train people put up with the constant bull shit of why people can't eat what they are supposed to or why they can't work out.................it is all a choice, stop giving me excuses!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow snow View Post
    Everyone used to lift 7 days a week "back in the day". All I hear is I used to " fill in the blank". I try to be polite and smile, but I want to asked them what happened the past 10 years that you stopped? Then the excuses start pouring in, I don't know how you guys that train people put up with the constant bull shit of why people can't eat what they are supposed to or why they can't work out.................it is all a choice, stop giving me excuses!!
    I can pick & choose who I train and every yr I seem to dislike it more & more, yes they put 30% effort in, go home and eat crap foods, stop progressing and then blame the trainer. I hope someday I can just run a frickin gym and make enough $ where I dont have to be accountable for someone with zero will power
     

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    Oh and dont forget they all have a nephew, good friend or cousin who won the Universe back in '99. Please
    Then they think they know BB'ing so when they hear I compete, their next question is "how much did you bench at yr last competition"... its about that time I change subject to something they can opine on like the weather...
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