On this show I talk about the 12 things I HATE about the fitness industry!
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In this episode you’ll learn 12 things I hate about the fitness industry
- Why people avoid getting results in the fitness industry.
- What I think is the worst thing you can do.
- How you can avoid the age card.
- When you should get into the fitness industry.
- And much, much more.
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People think that change is hard
This isn’t isolated to the fitness industry (obviously), but for some reason people are programed to want things to stay the same. Except I bet you see the fault in that. They come to me to lose weight, get better at fitness, etc. but they don’t want to change what they are doing.
Lifting heavy things/weights is scary or not for them
What the fuck do you think your body was meant for… playing video games or working on a computer… Open your eye’s McFly!
Getting injured is a terrible thing
I’ve had some pretty big injuries in my athletic career, including a bulging disc in my lower back that was so bad I could hardly get out of bed, or stand up from a chair.
But, every injuries you’ll every have is an opportunity for you to get better at the things that don’t make that injury any worse.
Not to mention, there are a TON of awesome PT’s and chiropractors out there these days that work with athletes.
So, please don’t ever stop training when you have an injury. Just find a way to get better at other things.
You get big muscles when you workout with weights
This always makes me laugh. And then I think back to the time when I spent over 5 years trying to get the biggest muscles that I possibly could. I molded my whole life around getting huge! Guess what… I hit 226, which at 6 foot 1 inch isn’t very big.
A fancy gym is required to get into great shape
This is so far from the truth that it’s not even funny. At The Get Better Project we have a program for bodyweight only AND another program that only requires 2 dumbbells and 1 kettlebell.
There’s an excuse for being a fat ass
Slow metabolism, bad genetics, thyroid problem, etc. These are not good excuses. But if you need to prove this to yourself… go to the doctor and get tested so you can stop telling yourself a fake story!
Healthy food should taste like a treat for people to like it
Food shouldn’t need to taste like candy or McDonalds for you to like it. If you are one of these people, please go on a whole food cleanse for at least 30 days. The Whole 30 Challenge is a great place to start!
Or spend a month (or more) in Italy. The food there is of such a higher quality than what we have in the US it should be a crime.
When you don’t have your brain programed to like the chemicals that are engineered into processed foods, your whole world will open up on a grand scale!
Oh, and you’ll probably lose a bunch of unwanted body fat…
That if people do get into a good routine, they get obsessive about it
Unfortunately, this is pretty much the same thing as the next point, but I missed that until I was recording the podcast. Oops!
Everyone thinks their way of fitnessing is the best
After doing fitness things and coaching thousands of people for over 20 years, I can tell you that constantly varied, functional movement, done at high intensities seems to be the most effective for the majority of people.
BUT, if you want to be super into cycling, or Barr, or anything else that gets you healthy, and off the couch (probably not yoga by itself, unless it’s a super hard version of yoga), I’m into it, and will support you.
In a traditional gym setting no one talks to each other
And if someone does talk to you they decide that they want to tell you their life story directly in the middle of your workout.
Age is a factor
Shut the heck up! If I hear this one more time my brain is going to explode!
Just listen to my podcast about how age is just a number. You can do so many things, even as you get older.
Everyone is looking for a shortcut
You just need to work your fucking ass off!
Find something that you love doing, and make it part of your lifestyle. And work really, really hard at it! That’s all you really need to do.
Stop looking for the next trend or shortcut. Just find out what works best for you, and do it to the best of your ability.
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