Posted on 14 May 2014 02:24
by EricT 12 Jan 2011 17:26
I just read a blog post in which someone talked about a 30 day gym goal. I won't link to it or embarrass the person I'll just talk about the very typical thought process that was at work.
Basically this person "guilted" himself into going to the gym. He didn't express any compulsion to be active or to exercise at all. He simply felt that he "had better make the gym a habit" because "they" say it is important.
12 Jan 2011 17:26
by EricT 16 Jan 2011 19:17
Blogs and magazine articles abound that are aimed at at changing people's attitudes about fitness. I particularly notice those that concern attitudes towards strength training. Just recently I complained about the "selling of strength training" and much of my writing concerns strength training "propoganda" as I call it.
More often, however, it is not propaganda. In fact it's nothing new at all. "Strength training is good for you," is about as special as it gets. And perhaps a list of benefits that you can find on 500 other similar sites.
16 Jan 2011 19:17
by EricT 12 Jul 2012 23:30
I've mentioned a certain pet-peeve statement several times in different posts, most notably in The Deadlift is not a Deadlift and Other Infectious Aphorisms, Why Fitness, Diet, Bodybuilding, and Strength Training Programs Work, Training to Fail Part 5: Focus and Pick A Program. Man, that's a lot! This statement just really riles me up, I guess.
12 Jul 2012 23:30
by EricT 23 Mar 2015 18:36
I try to keep my cool, but when 20-something certified "fitness trainers" start going on about how nobody wants to work hard, I start getting antsy. Sometimes I think that before you make such a statement you should have to list out your job history. Does it look something like this?
23 Mar 2015 18:36
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