Sunday, July 7, 2013

My problem with personal trainers and the fitness industry...

Sometimes in the pursuit of better external bodies, we compromise our internal bodies.
That is my biggest complaint and grievance with the fitness industry in general. If you pick up any
muscle magazine you will be bombarded by pictures of beautiful models with "perfect" bodies and
guys who look like they come straight out of the comic book. However, instead of just promoting healthy eating habits and hard work these pictures are marketed as being a direct result of "brand x" supplement.

Don't get me wrong I am not entirely against supplements. But, alot of these supplements contain artificial sweetners and chemicals that are not beneficial for your bodies. Thus, while your outside
is appearing to "get in shape", your insides are being destroyed.  Additionally, most supplements
are not regulated by the FDA so there is no telling what is used in the ingredients as fillers.

Presently, pre-workout supplements are all the rage in the male community. However, the majority of all those on the market are made with artificial dyes and sweetners. Again, this doesn't seem like much of a problem except these artificial ingredients are linked to cancer. Sucralose and Aspartame
are two names to be on the look out for as relates to the sweetners. Red 40 and any other color dye is something you should be on the look out for as well. There are natural supplements on the market but you will have to do your research to specific search them out as they are not as common and can be a little more pricey.

A diet consisting of fresh juice, fruits, and vegetables is probably the healthiest thing for your body
and if you are trying to lose weight will most surely give you good results.

Everything is a business and bodybuilding and fitness is no different. You can achieve the body of your dreams with time, hardwork,  smart training and nutrition. If your trainer is trying to sell you on supplements make sure they are not just trying to make a quick buck off of you. Remember, unless you are trying to compete, you do not have to look like Mr. or Mrs. Olympia!

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