Drew Baye recently published a post titled “Why NOT High Intensity Training?“. The timing could not be more perfect. Not more perfect because I had been wanting to make a similar case here on TDL for a few weeks now. The case that by labeling real and proper exercise, “high intensity”, we are in fact perpetuating the insanity that is status-quo exercise lore, myth, and superstition.
In fact, even labeling exercise as “proper” or “real”, or any such thing, only reveals how young the subject matter is, and how utterly ignorant the majority of those who claim to know something about it are. For example, children are not taught “real” addition, subtraction, and multiplication — or “intense” division.
Nor is anyone learning “the secrets of the alphabet” in grade school. Such ideas are nonsensical and ridiculous to us.
And the same attitude must be applied to exercise if the science is to ever drown out the voodoo-shamans of our day like Tony Horton, Jillian Michaels, P90Shit, Insanity Home Stupidity, and thousands of other witch doctors claiming to know anything…