These days, many fitness professionals are quick to adopt polarizing, black-and-white stances on hot topics. While sweeping generalizations do tend to stir up controversy -- thereby bringing the renegade coach/trainer to the fore in a fairly flooded market -- they also cloud the general exercising public’s judgement.
- “Will just squatting fix my wonky squat, or should I spend an hour rolling around on the floor?"
- “Are squats, deadlifts, and pull-ups enough to train my core, or do I need additional exercises that work it more directly?”
- “Does high-intensity interval training take care of all my conditioning needs, or would I be better served with steady state cardio?”
Of course, no one in a position of exercise authority wants to come across as wishy-washy on an important subject. But the truth is that most issues in this business exist on a continuum. As such, it’s best to adopt the middle ground the majority of the time.
In my new article for The Personal Trainer Development Center, ‘The 10 Most Hotly Debated Fitness Topics,’ I advocate for a more tempered approach to some of the most polarizing false dichotomies plaguing the industry today.
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