The gym fanatics ruining their hearts and bodies daily by working out too hard and too long are in full swing — thanks to social media and the misleading fitness industry.
Every day I wonder what these guys and girls think when I see their posts on the main social platforms.
Is it this?
“Look at me — I’m so fit and sexy.”
“My booty is so big, firm, and strong.”
“I’m hot because I work out every day in the gym.”
“Please like my post and follow me.”
“I need more followers and recognition — I want you guys to view me as special.”
The “gym preacher” comments and advice become more clown-like by the day.
Recently I read a tweet by one of these jokers in the extreme “nut-house gym camp.”
“Good morning to you all who go to bed at 9 pm and are up and in the gym by 4 am.”
So, essentially he’s wishing only himself a good morning, as next to nobody with a sane mind will be in the gym at 4 am.
At the same time, he’s preaching to us that he’s “Mr. Amazing,” has incredible discipline, and is better than the rest because he thinks going to the gym at 4 am is what life is all about!
In reality, he’s not wishing anyone a good morning — all he’s doing is showing off, and looking for attention, likes, and follows.
That’s the classic social media mental health breakdown in a desperate search for attention.
Life is not about the gym, a gym bod, or just fitness
No, life is about:
Being healthy — fulfilled — happy — adventurous — exploring — laughing — learning — reading — writing — time in nature — meaningful communications — your contributions to society — supporting and helping others do better!
It’s time you gym buffs pipe down and stop wasting your time by doing these nonsensical things:
- Spending endless time in the gym daily
- Ladies: Taking selfie photos and videos of your muscled-up butts and posting them with your silly show-off comments
- Men: Posing in your pics and videos showing us how heavy you can lift — we don’t care
- Above all — stop telling the rest of the world to go to the gym daily to be fit and a “better person”
The truth is going to the gym to work out hard daily makes you stupid and no better than anyone — the opposite is the case.
All you’ve fallen for is the “gym and fitness is life” mantra and your desperate need to show off online, hoping for as much attention as possible.
That’s a mental health disorder — fact!
Spend more time in nature, get fit, invigorate your mind, and boost your happiness – be a powerhouse!
If you believe spending 1 to 2 hours a day in your gym is good for your body and mental health, you’re dead wrong.
1 — Training 6 or 7 times a week means you’re heavily overtraining.
That slowly damages your heart with excessive cortisol secretion, our fight or flight stress hormone.
You don’t notice the cortisol rush because you simultaneously experience a massive endorphin release that boosts your mind making you feel great.
They are peptides that activate the body’s opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect, suppressing pain, and elevating happiness.
“Endorphins are hormones that are released when your body feels pain or stress. They are produced in your brain and act as messengers in your body. Endorphins are produced to help relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve mood.” The Cleveland Clinic
Over time this type of excessive training will cause your immune system to crash and your health to break down.
It also leads to overeating because you’re living in “limbo land.”
You wrongfully think:
“I’ve trained so hard that I can eat as much of anything I want, mainly lots of carbs and sugary foods.
The problem is that those foods cause massive internal damage and eventually lead to metabolic syndrome, even if you’re fit and muscular and not overweight.
“Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.” The Mayo Clinic
2 — The continuous stress and pressure on your brain indoors leads to depression
Exposure to heavy daily pressure by weight lifting in an airconditioned or hot and sweaty environment will lead to brain fog.
“Brain fog is characterized by confusion, forgetfulness, and a lack of focus and mental clarity. This can be caused by overworking, lack of sleep, stress, and spending too much time on the computer.” Bangkokhospital.com
There you have it.
“Overworking and stress” are the primary causes of brain fog.
Overtraining equals overworking, which over time, causes extreme mental stress, leading to a lack of focus, a blurred mind, and, finally, anxiety and depression.
All the above not-so-pretty scenarios are easily avoided by walking, running, biking, swimming, or any other outdoor cardio activity of your liking.
Next, learn to use your body as your gym with calisthenics.
Bodyweight exercises are incredible! They are massively challenging, require skill, and you can perform endless movements and poses using only your body.
Here are a few:
You can see the vast amount of movements I do in my E-Book:
Then start to sprint!
You can’t sprint in a gym — you’d run into sweaty people or hit a wall. What does that mean? You’re in a cramped, unhealthy place!
My favorite sprinting methods:
- Hills sprints
- Step sprints
- Swim sprints
- Zig-zag flat sprints
You can do all of this in nature, even in the winter if it’s cold where you may be. Just bundle up, find a suitable place, and give it a shot.
Gym bunnies, please give it a rest. Whenever I see a photo or video of someone showing off in a gym — mostly showing their asses — I unfollow and block you.
I wish to follow mentally stable people who share meaningful thoughts, stories, photos, and videos. Not half-naked “look at sexy me” nonsense!
Instead, why don’t you begin using your brain more by going into nature to work out or walk and enjoy the beauty around you?
I guarantee that will make you feel a hell of a lot better in no time.
Plus, your body and mind will become metabolically and mentally healthy, making you a far happier soul.
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