Where do you get your new exercise and fitness info from?

How do you stay upto date on new literature..

Where do you get your new exercise and fitness info from? 6 votes

Youtube? πŸ“Ί
heybaleszoezozox 2 votes
Social media snap/FB/insta πŸŽ₯?
meb2490 1 vote
406MamaBear 1 vote
Online courses?πŸ“–
Gym bro's πŸ‘»
Medical websites? πŸ“œ
AnnPT77RockingWithLJ 2 votes


  • Alphafitnesskw
    Alphafitnesskw Posts: 6 Member
    Yes.. before i get complaints.. some of you will have multiple sources.. choose the one you use most. Thats it πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
    If you do use a good website can you give a link to it..
    Thank you
  • Xellercin
    Xellercin Posts: 879 Member
    I see a PT every 3-6 weeks who customizes all of my exercises for my particular needs. I've done this for years and despite being disabled, I'm probably in the best shape of my life in terms of day to day function and comfort in my body.

    I would personally not trust any source other than someone with a professional level degree in human body function, so someone who has a degree in kinesiology, physical therapy, or is a sport specific coach.

    Otherwise, if I were to try specific courses or programs, I would do them with caution and listen carefully to my body to judge how appropriate it is for me specifically. If it was an intense program, I would absolutely see a physical therapist to monitor my progress and address any over compensations or issues with stabilizer muscles, and I would diligently do my small muscle physio exercises in addition to my core, intense workout program.

    I don't take risks with my body, and most exercise advice/programs are not designed with optimal function and safety in mind.

    As I joke with my PT, if you're active you probably need PT. If you're inactive, you DEFINITELY need PT.
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 25,722 Member
    At least I think I should say "other"? And I'm not sure how to think about "new", in my particular context.

    I'm in a niche: I care about rowing, mostly - boats and machines. I get information from good rowing coaches (in person) or very successful experienced rowers, authorities published by the major sports organizations (like USRowing), even those published by some well-regarded specialty news organizations like Row2K, and even commercial outfits that know what they're doing, like Concept 2.

    For non-rowing info, I tend to look to people with strong credentials in the specific subject(s): Physical Therapists, my Osteopath (musculo-skeletal specialist), fitness trainers I know in real life who have good education/credentials in a specific topic area, even sometimes my well-educated/credentialed massage therapist (who has relevant sports massage credentials).

    If those kind of folks recommend other sources (that are in their scope of practice/education), I tend to trust the recommended sources, too, unless I find countering evidence. Sometimes I go to organizations (like well-regarded organizations involved in some other sport/exercise specialty) to see what they publish or promote. I've also used books that were written by people with good credentials, reputations, reviews from folks I consider knowledgeable.

    Any or all of those may use YouTube or some kind of social media to provide information, I guess, but I definitely don't just go pick random stuff off from social media or YouTube. Yikes.
  • RockingWithLJ
    RockingWithLJ Posts: 243 Member
    I buy books from professionals and consult coaches regularly.