With everyone having an unlimited amount of information at their finger tips it’s hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Like every other industry there are people who will say anything to make a sale and/or retain a customer. These kinds of people need to be avoided at all costs.
Here are 8 truth bombs you need to know!
The fitness industry is very unregulated
It’s true! Unfortunately that means anyone can start working in this industry with very little knowledge. You need to be careful what you take into consideration when scrolling different social media platforms, there is a lot of people out there in this industry for the wrong reasons.
Bad days are inevitable
It doesn’t matter how much willpower you have, you’re going to have days where you feel unmotivated, make poor nutrition decisions, and fall off your training schedule. What does this mean? It means you’re a human being! Even successful people are derailed from time to time but, what they do different is they focus on what they can do and get right back on track.
Consistency is always better than perfection
Want to know why you’re not seeing results? It’s not because you ate a small bowl of ice cream with your significant other last month, it's because you’re striving to be perfect which is resulting in inconsistency and crash dieting. Stop trying to be perfect, try implementing the 80-20/90-10 rule to help you reach a higher level of consistency.
You’ll progress faster if you’re learning
Chances are if you’re just trying to implement a few exercises at the gym and follow the latest fad diet you won't see results. Try taking an interest in your health and fitness and make the extra effort to learn what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Not only will your motivation go up but if you know what to do in you will stay more consistent in the long run.
Most people prioritize health last on their list
We all want to look good, but looks can be deceiving. I’ve seen many people drop drastic amounts of bodyweight due to a huge calorie deficit. What did this result in? Low energy levels, headaches, loss of strength, eating disorders, poor sleep patterns, and many more negative side effects. We encourage you to prioritize on non-scale based goals that will come with proper training and nutrition habits.
Everyone should build a strength training base
We’ve discussed the benefits of strength training several times throughout our articles. Strength training can significantly improve your everyday life when applied properly, as lifting objects throughout our lives is inevitable. Striving for improved fundamental movements benefits everyone!
Just because it worked for your friend doesn't mean it’ll work for you
We all know that friend that applied the keto diet for 6 weeks and got absolutely shredded and super strong. There are so many variables involved in this situation that if you try and do exactly the same thing they did it could possibly lead to a gigantic fail. You need to find what works best for you!
Trendy programs don’t work (that well)
We see an Instagram celebrity introducing a new program almost daily promising the world to you. These programs MAY work for some people on certain occasions, but there is no replacement for proper nutrition habits and training protocols. People like quick fixes and that's what the celebrity programs offer, instead of doing this you should prioritize proper strength training and nutrition habits.
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