There were so many moments in college when it took all of my energy to bite my tongue and not call-out the professor's bullshit.
"There is no evidence whatsoever that protein supplements are good for anybody!"
Of course, he wouldn't look at the list of two dozen studies I found on MedLine in less than twenty minutes that same afternoon.
"Squats!? Squats!? Nothing injures more athletes than squats. I was training a very talented athlete on the women's volleyball team. She went away for Team Canada training camp and she blew out her back. Why? They were testing her 1 rep max in squats! I couldn't believe they could be so stupid!"
When asked what they should have been doing instead, he replied, "Leg press!"
Of course, he wouldn't admit that his job as coach and trainer for the womens' volleyball team would be to prepare his athletes for the training demands of the National Team training squad.
Then there's the time he plagiarized his entire lecture on supplements from an outdated review of literature anyone could have found on MedLine in less than 30 seconds. Did he cite the article in his lecture? Nope.
How's that for leading by example, and academic integrity?
Not to name names or anything... aww, screw it. His name is Dr. Pierre Baudin at the University of Alberta.
His lectures were the very antithesis of "evidence-based practice".