Have you ever read that most college degrees are totally useless for your working life and personal development?
Nowadays, this is pretty much accepted as a fact of life, yet your teenage kids are drilled through expensive college programs regardless.
You don’t care, the school doesn’t care, the professors definitely don’t care, and all your kids do 80% of the time is party and get drunk.
There, I’ve said it. It may be an unpopular opinion, but you just can’t change reality or history, which proves my point. I’ve been there and done it.
Some of you may disagree, but I suspect a lot of you will agree, having been through college, or not. You either got value, meaning a much better job and money, or you went in a completely different direction to find your value and life calling.
Sure, you’ll need a degree for subjects like medicine, engineering, or architecture, as you’ve got to learn some serious underlying stuff that keeps us alive and safe.
Do you need a degree to be a lawyer? Probably not. Just look at the TV hit show, Suits. Okay, that’s a TV show, but you can’t tell me that you can’t learn all you need to know to be a great lawyer by reading all the necessary books, and then practicing it.
Let’s get back to training, and the personal trainers receive, which they pass on to their clients.
At least 90% of folks working out, and trying to get fit and healthy do it wrong.
Sadly, that leads to thousands of failure stories. That, my dear readers, is a life-sucking shame.
Why do I say “life-sucking?”
Personal trainers have their students work hard doing stuff that exhausts them, yet they don’t lose an ounce of excess weight, nor do they improve their overall health much.
Instead, the clients are wasting their precious energy and time on senseless exercises, in the hope of reaching their goals.
Soon the day of reckoning comes when they realize nothing much has changed.
They’ve experienced minimal weight loss, aren’t feeling more energized, but instead exhausted, and to top it off, frustrated. What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight, Exercising, or Dieting? Wrong question — both propositions are flawed and misunderstood.medium.com
The conversation then goes:
Client: Coach, why am I not losing the weight and feeling better? I’m always tired and feeling quite fed up.
Coach: You’ve got to train harder, listen to me and be a lot more patient. This takes time, a long time, but you’ll be fine as long as you do what I ask.
There’s the dilemma. The coach replied by dropping a masked sales pitch to keep his hours ticking and dollars coming in.
He/she doesn’t much care about the net result, as long as the student keeps up the training, the coach is satisfied to be doing a great job, as the client is still there.
Some students are innocent naive kitty cats.
Many have absolutely no idea how to train right, how their bodies respond and they desperately require guidance, or they’ve got no chance — so they think, or, are made to believe.
The personal training process goes like this.
Train as often as you can, preferably 6 days a week, the more the merrier, as that way you’ll burn off those calories and eventually make it.
That is Not the way it works, folks.
Slowing things down but doing them right works wonders.
How can I lose weight, and get fit if I slow down, you may be thinking?
The answer is simple:
Life is freaking hectic enough as it is, the last thing you want is to add daily workout pressure exhausting you further.
It’s far more effective to lie on your sofa or bed, and read, meditate or just relax, instead energy-draining daily workouts.
It’s better to do this:
Approach your health, fitness, and body goals as a lifestyle rather than a training regime.
Set yourself a general weekly fitness goal, which is flexible rather than rigid. Some days you can do it, others, forget about it.
Do a lot of something really simple — it’s called walking. Walk a lot, every day, walk to as many places you can, walk in the morning, and walk in the evening.
Mix up your exercise routines with cardio (walking or swimming), and do some bodyweight strength training, such as planks, push-ups, lunges, and squats, every other day. Those sessions take no more than 20 minutes by the way.
And above all, the absolute most important elements to your health and fitness journey’s success are:
- Eat clean, low-carb, and sugar-free food. Without that, you’ve really got no chance!
- Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night for your body’s cells to regenerate and supply you with optimal energy the next day.
- Soothe your mind and de-stress by practicing meditation, slow breathing, or simply having a few massages every week.
That’s just about all you need to do to get to where you wish to be. Your health and fitness journey will then become a pleasurable lifestyle habit, rather than a chore. The Myth about the Gym being Everyone’s Health and Fitness HavenCan’t work out without a gym? Wrong.medium.com
A message to all fitness trainers.
Please study how the body actually responds to training, how to burn fat efficiently, and how to build lean muscles without damaging your students’ hearts or exhausting them.
It’s not that hard to do. I know you took a course and received a certificate from XYZ Fitness school, but remember, many a college degree, it’s not worth the paper it’s written on.
Re-educate yourselves and do a better job.
Dear Fitness and Health Clients: Don’t give up but read up on how to efficiently burn fat and build lean muscle. You’ll be successful, healthier, and happy that way.
My new HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS E-Book is out!
It contains everything you need to know about:
Health — Weight Loss — Building Lean Muscle — Fitness — Healthy Foods — Healthy Lifestyle Habits — Powerful & Positive Mindset — Wellness
Follow my advice, and I guarantee you will reach your goals!
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