Longtime health professionals bear in mind a time when the time period “purposeful coaching” didn’t exist.
The phrase got here into frequent utilization within the early 2000s as a corrective to the bodybuilding strategy to coaching popularized by magazines like Flex and Muscle and Health, each of which I devoured after I was younger.
Bodybuilders, the argument went, don’t prepare to do something. They solely skilled to look higher. And looking out higher, the implication was, was foolish. Self-indulgent. Not severe.