The paradox is that the entire system is STUCK.
Your college professor is going to want to keep the tradition going because no one wants to be the first to end it.
And no student wants to risk a grade by breaking the system.
BUT if no one is willing to challenge the old system like Coach Glassman did to the old bodybuilding protocol, then we as humans are faced with a system filled with an inefficient, annoying, time-consuming, wasteful and yes, even stupid ideas.
So I say challenge the old way and attempt to break the system. Coach did, and look what the end result was...CrossFit!!!!!