As is a frequent topic of this blog, I believe a key element necessary to being of value to your society as a fitness professional is a willingness to change your mind. If new research comes along that is persuasive, it’s foolish to cling to outdated practices, particularly if said practices are demonstrated to be ineffective and/or dangerous.
There are a lot of silly exercises that seem to have little benefit and plenty of risk. I see people doing what I consider to be silly exercises on a daily basis. And while I have been known to cry tears of blood and sob softly while watching people working out, I don’t think a movement can ever be fundamentally “wrong.” I do think some movements are a poor choice for most people most of the time. But there is a difference between acknowledging that an exercise is a poor choice and placing a value judgement on the movement.
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And now… it is time to announce the winner of the latest installment in my Snatched in 6 Weeks Total Body Makeover!! My Snatched-ers once again kicked major fitness ass by immersing themselves in fitness glory for six weeks… and they have the pics to prove it. And while I’m beyond proud of all my beloved fitness ninjas, there can be only winner of the Before and After Picture Contest.
Let’s talk about happiness, shall we? Or better yet, let’s look at a picture. I like pictures.
And now, a very special edition of “bragging about my clients.”
And now… Mark Fisher Fitness Storytime!!!
by Ninja Master Mark Fisher
Well kids. You know how I feel about generalized programs. As a general rule, I kinda think they suck, BUT I also understand not everyone can afford the individualized attention of a good fitness professional. So for some people in some situations, these DVD programs won’t be the worst thing in the world.
I have some slightly bad news gentle reader. Most of you are suffering from some postural dysfunction. (“OH NOOOO!!!”)