When we want to get fit, we usually get to a gym and exercise. We think we know… Many times we prefer to do some exercises at home. But we forget that injuries occur when we repeat an exercise with the wrong form for an extended period or even once.
Unfortunately, when it comes to exercise, we think we know everything because we read some stuff here and there or because some friends show us some exercises. That is helpful, but more is needed. Internet, magazines, and advice from older and more experienced exercisers may be good sources of knowledge, but they may also hide some dangers. We shouldn’t lean entirely on those sources.
Very often, dangerous exercises that may have been banned are recommended by “experienced” exercisers in gyms, which puts our health at risk. Moreover, exercises that are not safe for specific populations may be recommended in some magazines. But we shouldn’t play with our health. We should be extremely cautious when we don’t get information from professionals or reliable sources.
Likewise, we should only advise others if we are sure what we say or show is right. If we are not professionals, we’d better say nothing. One wrong piece of advice may be critical for anyone who applies it in their exercise routine.
When we are sick, we go to a good doctor. Likewise, when we want to improve our fitness, we should always seek and receive information from fitness professionals. Certified trainers have at least all the basic knowledge to train people safely and effectively.
Good professors advise students regarding knowledge: “We should always study stuff from the most trusted sources and only if we know who has written every article and their educational background. But even if those requirements are met, we should further evaluate and filter what we read. It does not mean that everything a renowned professor says is right or that whatever information we take from reliable organizations is necessarily right. We should always put our mind into action because we do not live in an ideal world”.
Let’s think about the above words and try to eliminate the mentality that we know everything and can do everything on our own because we are “smart.” Only that way we can move forward. There are two main paths in life. The one is “I know everything,” and the other is “I respect myself.” It is up to us which direction we choose to take in life.