Updated: Dec 12, 2020
I call this a paradigm shift: since 2008, the www opened a digital door or channel into fitness and nutrition...from a entertainment (often confused for education) standpoint.
Whenever someone assigns (and/or compensates) me as a coach (I want to to hear that individual because it's important). Just to-get-to the point, literally, I can cash-in on multiple sessions just listening to every failed attempt someone has followed.
At some-point, I learned to limit-venting-time (as you will learn in this article).
"WHAT DOES MY FIRST SESSION ENTAIL?"
They'll bring-in or send a lengthy list of (everyone-from-everything) ever followed...and still, flabbergasted to every failed attempt (over the course of 2-4 years).
The battle cry: "That person is doing it and look at them. Why won't this (fill in the blank) work for me? I followed everything they said and it didn't work!"
My response: "I know you take interest in that social media person / blogger (or whoever claiming to be an expert). However, how can you be 100% sure he/she/they (even followed) such a regime?
Truth be told: I know some influencers and not all of them follow what you see/hear them post or say - it's a FRONT!"
Just realize and recognize!
Furthermore, here's another scenario:
YOUTH + DECENT GENETICS = aesthetically pleasing physique.
Anyone who is young (decent genetics) can build & maintain an aesthetically pleasing physique (especially an athlete). Now, add supplements (and/or illegal-enhancing-substances) and what do you get?
I refer to that as: pharmacological results.
DECENT GENETICS + STEROIDS = RESULTS.
Note: to a certain degree, regardless of steroid use, a person must know the basics and apply it. Steroid use can, in-a-way, act a crutch for (poor nutrition and exercise protocol).
Understand...almost anything may work for them?!
Some of my friends, at the time, consumed junk food / workout occasionally (and still appear fit). Oh, some of them were claiming to be a plant-base (or whatever type of expert), but consumed animal base food and beverages - huh, nope, that aspect wasn't shared on any timeline. Keep in mind, this is not just limited to the plant-base or vegan community - I am also referring to any self-proclaimed, "100% natural-physique-person."
Not every social media influencer or blogger wants you to know that!
Actually, some of them want you to perceive or believe (their results) were accomplished through understanding complex-science base protocols (that they are only privy to).
That's not always the case!