My followers and subscribers often direct message me,
"Why am I failing?"
Social media, self proclaimed experts / gurus make their followers believe it's a quick and easy process. That is, get fit, lose bodyfat, and increase muscle mass.
Here's the reality....
Since 2006, I used my website to document phases in length of 2-6 months. Details often get lost on social media. Where you are physically determines how long it will take to reach certain physique or fitness goals - often, however, my clients set unrealistic goals.
I learned (wrong/right) ways — trial and error.
Q: What stops someone from making progress? A: The individual and people in hodgepodge mode — example: social media and inaccurate info….or a set of recommendations that do not apply to the individual. I see people copy certain exercises or dietary advice without know how or why.
Example: natural lifters copying steroid users. In most cases, a person who does not use PEDs (performance enhancement drugs) will not have the same bio-chemistry, and therefore, results as a user-of-PEDs. A dietary and exercise program should be personalized for that very purpose.
Q: Can I design my own plans? A: I cannot answer for sure. From experience, I find it best to consult a professional. I feel technology has given people a false sense of reality - a DIY (do it yourself) mentality with no help or guidance. I see so many with devices and apps but no results to show for it.
The fact of the matter, everyone needs help in something. Again, it’s trial and error. I believe…it requires time to learn how things work before DIY. Nowadays, people use social media as a credible source without question and that’s not always wise.
Q: How do you document or track your progress? A: I collect objective data: anthropometric measurements (upper and lower body circumstance). I weigh myself on a monthly basis and capture photos/videos.
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