I read a lot online, on Medium, Twitter, Quora, and occasionally Facebook.
I’m sick of reading so much false information about how to get fit, strong, jacked, lose weight, and more — promising everything under the sun if you follow them and sign up for or purchase their course!
These self-proclaimed “experts” in their gym jacking field peddle this nonsense along with photos of their muscular selves, showing off, trying to entice you to buy their junk program if you want to be as ripped and handsome as them.
Stop! It’s garbage and won’t work!
Sure, you can go to the gym and work out like crazy daily, drink tons of protein shakes, and eat like a pig afterward! Oh, while you’re at it, why don’t you start injecting steroids too? That’s great for your health! NO!
I’m writing this story because I read this tweet from one of these wanna-be gurus.
“The only bad workout is a missed workout!”
Boom — just like that, the garbage can was opened to his followers, which will generate these emotions:
- Damn, I feel bad as I didn’t work out today
- I better work out harder if I want to get jacked
- I’m a loser; I have to be stronger and better
- No wonder I’m fat or skinny
- I suck
- Go to the gym to work out now, or I’ll forever be a loser!
Nice right? These are all negative and stressful emotions that lead a person down the wrong garden path, with:
- Heart stress
- Mental stress
- Taking too many supplements
- Loss of confidence
Let’s get to the nitty-gritty truth.
The truth hurts, but you better learn it sooner than later if you want to live longer and protect your heart and organ health.
• Working out hard will not make you lose weight.
• Working out too much will make you sick.
• Working out hard & too much will break down your immune system and cause heart disease.
• Workout wisely, don’t just do it for your ego and looks.
A sad little story here.
There was a kid I knew back in Junior High School. He was significantly overweight, not handsome, and awkward.
I left the town I used to live in and didn’t see him again for 5 years. When I did run into him again one day, it was in a gym in Innsbruck, Austria, where I used to live.
He came up to me, hit me on the back, and said in an intense deep voice; hey, Robbie, where you been, man?
I didn’t recognize this guy and was taken aback a little, almost a bit scared, as he was a massive monster bodybuilder with muscles popping out everywhere, as well as unpleasant spots on his face, arms, and back.
Then he said his name — Mario. A Flashback and a circuit breaker jolted my brain. Can this be that awkward kid from years ago? Yep, that was him, alright.
He’d been bullied and treated like shit by many people for years, I know. I was always nice to him and tried to talk him up and boost his confidence back in the day.
But nothing worked back then, as the other kids were such dicks. I’m talking 1982 time.
Things were pretty harsh on the bullying front, and education wasn’t exactly on the top of people’s priority list.
He became a bouncer in a nightclub and strip club. He started dealing drugs; he took them too — plus steroids.
He died a few years later, I think around his early thirties, of a heart attack.
That may sound like an extreme case to you. But trust me, there are thousands of young guns out there doing exactly the same today, in the name of bulking up, being ripped and sexy. That’s what they think they have to do to impress women, elevate their confidence, and be successful in life.
It’s sad, wrong, and bad — and the fitness industry, as well as many personal trainers, are to blame for making many young folks sick.
Please stop touting flawed high-intensity workout routines and courses; please stop.
Slow life down, folks!
Take time for low-intensity cardio sessions such as walking, slow jogging, and swimming.
Workout 2 to 3 times a week, using your body as a gym. Your body is functional and a lethal weapon if used right.
Functional bodyweight training is by far the healthiest and safest way to build a nice lean physique, without steroids, supplements, and the stupid hours spent in the gym with all the mean machine gym rats!
Life’s too short for that nonsense.
Thanks for reading,