Experience matters the most. I don't even know what certs my coach at DeFranco's has. Who cares?
Bingo. Certs aren't a bad thing, just not the only thing. I can't remember who it was, but the way they put it was certs are the fitness equivenlent of a CPR cert. Just because I know CPR, doesn't make me a paramedic.
Interesting thought, what certs does Defranco have? Wendler? Tate? Ferrugia? Simmons? Probably none. They might have started out with one, but I doubt any of them have one that is current. Yet we all respect their expertise. And, it's not the cert that got them their respect.
I'm learning more by working under my new boss, too, seeing what he's done and the results he gets people.
Exactly, there is more than one way to skin a cat. IMO, the more diverse experiance you can get, the better.
And people need to say what you did more loudly and more often.
MAYBE IF I TYPED IN ALL CAPS! CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?! haha
Unfortunatly my articles end up doing nothing more than preaching to the choir. Most of the readers at Elite share the same opinions I do. (Except the 1st one, that one must've ended up somewhere else in cyberspace also. I got tons of hatemail from it!) So, until someone has a connection at glamour or cosmo, It'll probably just fall on deaf ears.
I kept reading expecting to see something controversial. :)
Yes, after rereading it, I really should be more inflamatory......no joke