I’ve noticed that I don’t do a lot of “This is how you should do XYZ” posts. I appreciate people who can and do (especially when it’s helpful), but I just have a problem asserting myself to say that they way I do something is the right way (especially when it often isn’t the right way, or I don’t have evidence to back it up). To that point, I won’t tell people they shouldn’t lift weights (I don’t know if endurance athletes should or not, but I haven’t in years — and it shows HA!). It’s not as though I don’t have my own beliefs in the right way to do something, and if someone asks me what I think is the right way to do something, I’ll let him/her know. I put my faith in my coaches to tell me the right things (mainly because I am too lazy to read the same materials); perhaps, this is a flawed approach. On the one extreme, I’m looking for coaches whose ideas of how to train correctly are in the same ballpark as mine. On the other extreme, what if my coach is wrong (I don’t think this is true… results matter)? But I did have one experience where a coach changed up his training philosophy/methodology mid-season… and that was something that I had a hard time dealing with. Now, his approach might have worked (and probably does for some athletes), but it was such a dramatic change that I couldn’t accept it as THE WAY.
I provide this example only because it illuminates the reason I have a hard time saying XYZ is the way. I could be very wrong.