Myth’s And Legends Of The Fitness Industry Part 2
August 3, 2017
I am not going to mess around today I want to get right into it and continue upsetting people with the myths of the fitness industry.
“One Size Fit’s All”
This is the approach that most of the fitness industry takes.
Like anytime you see someone who’s online that says I create custom plans designed for you.
If they are below the $250+ range, there is a good chance they are very fresh in the business, or they aren’t customized.
And this is fine to a certain extent because if you are a beginner, any change will create a shift and you will see results.
This is fantastic, however, if you are looking for something that is going to last long term, this option isn’t the answer.
One size doesn’t fit all; you have to take into account current level, history, age, eating habits, the list goes on.
And yet here is the catch, if you have someone who is skilled at what they do, you will find that you won’t be able to tell the difference, but there will be differences in how the programming is constructed.
When ever taking on a new program make sure that the person in charge has taken into account who you are and will match that accordingly, or at least will provide the options to mix match according to you and your lifestyle.
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“Fasting = Starvation Mode”
Hand up if you have heard this one before.
If I had a dollar for every time, I was told this one I would be a very wealthy man.
It simply isn’t true, in fact, fasting is one of the most beneficial practices you can do for your body.
I could write a book on it, in fact, I probably will at some point, but for today let’s talk about the instant befits of fasting; burns fat, anti-aging, helps fight disease, lower cholesterol, and factors of pre diabetes, lowers blood pressure, boosts metabolism.
I could be here all day.
When utilized properly it is a simple and highly effective tool to incorporate into your life.
I have had people ask about your brain function and energy levels.
Once you build into it, you will find that you have more clarity and focus, as well as boosted energy levels.
They are in the process of testing the effects of 4 days fast on patients with high-risk factors and preliminary results suggest that it will cut risk factors in half or more.
I have done a four day fast and honestly felt fantastic at the end of it, like I had completely reset my body.
Now, this isn’t something to just wake up one day and do; you need to build into this and get to that point. That being said it isn’t the answer for everyone, but the only way to find out is to test it.
“You Can Out Train A Bad Diet”
I thought this one for a while in my youth; I used to train for 3 hours a day and would eat whatever I wanted, and you know what I still ended up being considered chronically obese.
You know the saying abs are made in the kitchen?
Well, it’s not a 100% accurate, but if your diet is awful, consuming to alcohol frequently, eating takeaway and sugar often and not eating healthy, no amount of exercise will save you.
This doesn’t mean you have to go cold turkey and eat like a saint, but you do need to move towards a healthier consumption of food.
You would be shocked at the difference cutting out a glass of wine a night will make to your health and your waistline.
Start making small changes, better choices, and things will move forward from there.
“My Method Is The Only Way”
I hate this more than anything because it shows such a closed mind.
I’m not going to lie I have my preferred methods and ones that have consistently produced the quickest and best results.
And there is plenty of ways that I don’t agree with.
But it doesn’t mean that other methods won’t work, and that mine is the only solution.
It just comes down to effectiveness and desired outcome.
Hell, I have seen people drink more alcohol each night than I could consume in a week and still get out ahead. But it doesn’t mean it is going to work for you, nor should you consider it, because that is just a recipe for health problems down the track.
The honest to God truth and I mentioned this before is that anything will work for 4-8 weeks if you have never done anything before, or it has been a long time.
After that, you need to look at the situation and adjust accordingly from there.
Myth # 9
“Every Fitness Expert Is Created Equal”
Now before you jump down my throat that I just hate on other trainers for the sake of it.
I am not, I say this because it pains me to watch people who are trying to make a change in their life and paying someone their hard earned money who doesn’t care, and won’t deliver results.
I legitimately want every single person to reach their health and fitness goals, you deserve to, and I have seen it time and time again, people higher a trainer, don’t get results, feel uncomfortable and never try again.
It is sad, and it upsets me.
It’s one of the reason’s why I started STG, and it is why I am the only business in a 50-mile radius that guarantees their results.
And yet at the same time, it’s not their fault.
I have seen the training courses; they are disgusting in the negligence they teach.
In one in the anatomy section, they asked where the elbow joint is.
Please, I beg of you when starting a training program, make sure that you look at their experience, their track record and the results they have produced in the past.
Because there are many talented fitness experts, I have plenty that I have the privilege of calling friends, but above all make sure that you find someone who will, in turn, invest in you, and cares about your results.
That’s it for today.
I will be back soon with the final part of this series.
So don’t miss out
Lachlan “On The War Path” Farley