I suppose today I am going to rant a little so if you don’t like it you don’t have to read on. Guys and gals that read my site I want you to know that I appreciate you and if you want to respond feel free to do so in the comments below.
When will the Madness Stop?!
I am referring to the commericalization of fitness and health in general? Every where I look is more bull. Everyone is trying to make a buck selling potions, pills, or idiotic training methods stating that the person in the commercial acheived their physique using some bogus training method or taking this junk supplement. I have a client that came in this morning that went to a supplement store and said he was basically attacked by a sales person pushing him to buy some **** supplement that they guaranteed would accelerate his results. What a Joke:) This is the same store that I get competitors every year not being able to compete in our natural event because they have sold some junk supplement that is a “Hormone booster.” When I call them to ask this store about it they don’t even know the ingredients or at what dosage the ingredients in question are at. But, yet this supplement is the magic bullet to accelerate your gains. This is ****, folks ****. I am tired of it and I am talking today.
Another example, I turned on the TV last night, which I rarely get to do because my kids like to play, I digress.. Anyway, some guy was on TV raving about his new training method of dancing around and punching in the air calling it interval training. You should see this guy, he had some major muscle and was lean, and I can tell you with almost 100% certainty he does not perform ONLY this program and have hypertophied muscle like he has. He most certainly lifts some serious weights. But, the program implies that THIS particular program has produced his dramatic transformation. No way, do I believe that. Perhaps this program does burn calories but I can assure you to build muscle you must strength train.
Another example is the hormone or whatever the heck it is that is marketed toward women as some dramatic fat loss, junk. Supposedly, you go on a 500 calorie per day diet and this product magically accelerates fat loss. It ain’t the supplement, it is consuming the 500 calorie per day diet that results in the fat loss. Guess what, there is no way you can continue with a 500 calorie per day diet for the rest of your life, so what do you think happens when you increase daily calories. Duhhh, you gain weight and usually more weight than you had before.
Alright, I will be good tomorrow!
OK, I am starting to feel better already.
Sensible diet, Strength Training (so you can become the incredible hulk :)), and some well planned cardiovascular training.
Live it, there are probably no real shortcuts.
Laser Focus Training is the Answer.