The debatable leg extension or the crunches is my two main examples. These two exercise people have really been doing for years. In fact I knew some great athletes that these two exercise were part of their regular routine.
My point is everywhere you turn fitness professional seem to disagree with one another. What is the best exercise or which exercises to avoid, some say bad technique and other say it’s okay?
How do we educate the general population without added to the confusion?
The important think to remember here is what you think and what you know about a specific training method or an exercise. Each exercise serves a purpose and it might not be for everyone. A number of clients or athletes train in a specific way that incorporates a number of exercises that others will not. Yes, the opinions vary from one fitness professional to another, but at the end the only thing that counts is yours. If my clients need to do a specific exercise because it’s essential to their training, then I will have them do it no matter what others think (as long as they execute the movement in a good and safe way).
The bottom line is that fitness professionals will have different opinions about pretty much everything. We all come from various backgrounds and so are our philosophies.