I personally take a very rudimental approach to the drums and a consequence use a large variety of bass drum stroke techniques. My advice to beginners - be familiar with them all and use what works for you.
It's like stick grips - be comfortable with all the major grips - German, French, American (the "matched' grips), and Traditional. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.
Any beginners reading any of these technique posts should at least practice all the different techniques to get comfortable enough to retain the muscle memory. And as your skills develop, you will find that you are using these techniques automatically as required.
And use a metronome - I put students on them from the start.
Great advice, students should try all techniques until they find they one(s) that work for them
Read only a few days ago that Jon Bonham used the Heel Toe Technique,it said that Bonham was trying to copy something that he had heard Carmen Appice (then of Vanilla Fudge) doing,Not knowing that Carmen Appice was using two Bass Drums