Standing quadricep stretch is contraindicated?
I think until we get fully regulated, licensed, and mandated to follow only certain exercises, it really is up to our profession to always consider the source, pay attention to the people or person you are training and know limitations.
We are not about “one size fits all”, we have to be flexible with our thinking, and sensible with our actions.
Since a multitude of exercise options are available, it is a good idea to weigh the risk-versus-benefit for an exercise and compare it to the needs and goals of one’s client. My policy centers on selecting exercises with an emphasis on reducing risk and maximizing benefit. This works well for the client and insures that I operate within the scope outlined by my certifying agencies.
Similar to Karin, I believe on assessing the client OR the class for each exetcise.
Military presses, for example, are often performed incorrectly. In a personal training setting it is easier to coach an individual to proper execution than in, say, a group of 50. Double leg raises a.k.a. Double Straight Leg Stretch in Pilates are perfectly appropriate in a Pilates class, but may not be for a deconditioned training client with weak abdominals or lumbar spine issues.