January 23rd

Well. Here it is. January 23rd is the date. I officially signed up for my test last night. I think I should be OK. I do have to dumb myself down a little, although the real trick is knowing how much to dumb myself down. For example, I was taking a practice test this morning and the situation was what you tell a client if their knee is hurting after a session. One of the choices was “Tell him to ice his knee.” Now, this would be a thing I would certainly tell someone to do, except that as a trainer in this certification council we’re not supposed to give medical advice. Obviously if they blew out their ACL I wouldn’t be trying to give them advice but I didn’t know how far to take it. Anyway, I left it blank and the book said to tell them to use the ice. Oh, well.

This is permitted

In any case I am looking forward to it. I will be taking Mondays off for the forseeable future, so I’m hoping to be able to maybe use this thing right away at one of a few places that might be looking for a part-time trainer.

Also, I’m sure the Biggest Loser premiere last night will have some fitness types buzzing over the inclusion of a 63 year old couple. I’m all for people of any age doing what they need to do to get healthy, in fact research has shown that people in their 70’s and 80’s can benefit from weight training, but asking two people of that age to compete with people in their 20’s and 30’s is, to me, very questionable. This was born out when the 63 year old man collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital after really not even doing anything. The show has received some criticism over some of the things that they have these people do but this does seem a bit questionable.

Anyway, back to the original point, for the next two weeks or so, there will be a big time review going on. I can’t wait to get this over with. I haven’t read a normal book in way too long. I, of course will keep all of my loyal readers updated. Talk to you soon. Oh, by the way, bears riding horses.

Bears riding horses

Mitch Rothbardt
www.mitchrothbardttraining.com
(coming soon)