Heyyyy!!! What’s up?
I hope you’ve had a good Bank holiday weekend – I was out at Beverley on Sunday and it was breezy as hell! NOT The place to be relaxing at with friends.
Anyway, What’s been annoying me lately (and for some considerable time now) – is the whole LAZY APPROACH to feeling and looking better. The ” I REALLY want to be slim……but I want to eat this massive pizza most nights”………”is there a quick fix like a pill or some fat blasting machine please?!!! ” …approach. The worst thing is that you probably know people who actually say this!
This lazy approach………..It’s like it’s infected our whole culture. People are remaining there jobless, when theres plenty of charities that need help……why not volunteer? Why not offer to be someone’s help at their job, and let them mentor you (like an apprenticeship). A neighbour near me – the daughters boyfriend knocked on my door the other day and offered to clean my windows for a couple of quid! Thats commitment……and he doesn’t even NEED a SECOND job! I’m not sure if this “If I sit here long enough and it will come” mentality has come into the fitness world (im sure it has, a long time ago)……but I am increasingly worried its worse than I thought.
Case in point, Power plates for fat loss. The fact that this is ANOTHER GIMMICK, that has been created to serve the lazy man and women. FAIR ENOUGH, the person using it is actually doing some work (like a typical resistance session)…….as opposed to those that wash down diet pills and hope for the best………but the majority of the research has shown very little or no effects on fat loss! What the research does show, is that muscle recruitment can be increased – and so benefits mainly the elderly or those that are recovering from injury – In a nutshell….. …those that already have weakened muscles! I don’t know about you but I would rather be on the ladder to get the strongest – not the ladder that will run out of space in a few weeks.
Many will say “Oh but Cammish, you can really feeeeeeeeeeeeeeel it the next day!”
I tell you what…………If I held on to a Pneumatic drill for an hour I amm SURE I would know about it the next day. MY GOD…….My hamstrings and lower back were totally caned after hand-painting the decking in my garden a few Sundays ago! Does that mean my hamstrings and lower back are weak? Does that mean that I need to do some more – or heavier deadlifts and glute ham raises or leg curls? NO!!! All it means is that it was a new stimulus, and that my body is not used to it. That’s it!
The further we get away from looking at the effectiveness of a training session from a No Pain, No Gain mentality the better. What we actually need to look at …….is an improvement in PERFORMANCE……NOT an increase in Pain.
Anyway, You know what? I thought I had seen it all. Seriously, nearly every ‘workout-at-home’ product I have seen has been as somewhat of a joke.
Heres a hilarious video you must SERIOUSLY CHECK OUT!!!
Did you laugh? I sure as hell did. I don’t know if it was the crudeness aspect (YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!) or the fact that it is such a ridiculous product.
It is a ridiculous product ……………………… do you agree? 🙂
Its a simple yes / no answer.
If you disagree – then go ahead and buy it…..and let me know how you get on with this “fat burning miracle” that can get better results than a pair of dumbells in less than a quarter of the time. Where is the science?
If you agree that this is a ridiculous product……….can you see any resemblence between this and the ‘oh-so-amazing, fat burning, toe-tickling, orgasm-producing power plate?!!!”
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Haha, I thought I had seen it all.
John Cammish (BSC) is a local East Yorkshire Fitness Bootcamp Instructor and real-world fat loss expert. He has helped countless individuals change their lives through postive habits with a focus on tried and tested methods. For more details about Personal Training, Fitness Bootcamps, Free Articles and more – check his website (www.yournextlevelfitness.co.uk)