Letter to the Editor: No myth regarding isolation exercises, building muscle | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: No myth regarding isolation exercises, building muscle

The article written by Ryan Egan (credentials unknown) in the Wednesday, June 27, Health and Wellness section, and#8220;Fitness myth: Isolation exercises build stronger muscles,and#8221; is completely misleading, self-serving and based on no scientific data whatsoever.

There is no myth regarding isolation exercises in building stronger muscles. Actually, all types of strength training have a place in providing general fitness and stronger muscles. Isolation training does not cause movement problems nor does it increase the incidence of injury any more than other forms of training or overuse.

There are many different types of strengthening modalities. They are specific for certain ages, populations, athletes, body parts, health status, and rehabilitation needs. Each modality is like an arrow in a quiver. All will have an effect, just use the correct arrow. To infer your method is superior and other methods are not is scientifically absurd, dangerous and without merit.

I am confident that the Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Pilates Instructors, Therapists, Yoga Instructors, Trainers and Sports Physiologists will concur that it takes a variety of methods, techniques, knowledge and education to successfully strengthen and personalize a fitness program as well as prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

Richard Bozzio, M.P.T.

Founder/ Director, Pro Care Physical Therapy, Tahoe City

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