Fitness


You Do Not Have to Be Accomplished To Be Fit

You do not have to get really good at something to enjoy the type of fitness that the fitness industry should generally be promoting, general health-related fitness. Yet, the fitness industry continues to conflate athletic fitness and 'training' with general health-related fitness. It is clear that there is a halo...

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Ten Big Lies Personal Trainers Tell Their Clients

Everybody has their own idea about what are the biggest untruths that the personal fitness industry tells. Most lists mention spot reduction, a pound of muscle burns 30 calories a day, you can turn fat into muscle, etc. All myths, for sure. And I am sure there are trainers out there who don't mind crossing their...

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What Is Skill-Related Or Athletic Fitness?

The fitness industry tends to conflate two broad categories of fitness. We've already defined one of these: health-related fitness. The other is skill-related or athletic fitness. Skill-related or athletic fitness is fitness that meets further demands than what is needed in our daily and normal lives. This may mean...

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What Is Health-Related Fitness?

This article is part of a series. See part one: You Cannot Be Generally Advanced - Advanced Fitness is Specific. Two General Types of Fitness? We can loosely identify two different broad fitness goals: Health-related fitness and skill-related fitness. Health-related fitness encompasses physical fitness. This is the...

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The Big Bang Theory Of Fitness

If you've ever watched the show Big Bang Theory you might know that it is an entertaining and funny show, but you may not realize that some of the ways in which science and scientists are characterized on the show are not very accurate. One of the main comedic elements of the show is between the character of Sheldon, a...

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Humans Were not Meant to Run Long Distances?

Whenever you hear a fitness professional talk about what humans were meant to do, your bullshit meter should be pinging. Online fitness gurus love to vomit forth all sorts of hypotheses about what the human body was designed to do. And, when I say hypotheses, I mean uneducated, ignorant guesses. Those who place a lot...

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15 Habits Habits of (Successful) Internet Fitness Personalities

By Eric Troy and Joe Weir If you've found this article, you are probably trying to figure out how to be a successful internet fitness professional. You want the followers, the eBook sales, the successful blog, all of it. Most of all you want the A gift to sweaty-palmed people everywhere.bro-fists (virtual or...

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Risk Aversion and Fear Avoidance in the Fitness Industry

I was reading a long and engaging article the other day by a fitness trainer who was reacting to what she saw as hypocrisy in the fitness industry. I very much appreciate the article and I let her know as much in my comments. But as much as I appreciated the central statements being made about the specific instance...

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