What was suppose to be a relaxing and reassuring episode about taking a break, it seemed to turn much more than that.
I unpacked quite a bit to help you keep track when you are pushing to hard and what the signs and symptoms you might be experiencing if you need to pull back a little.
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It seems that it has become synonymous to suggest a supplement when trying to improve your health and fitness. The real question here shouldn't be which supplement you need, but rather, do you really need one to begin with?
You can't search the internet or browse social media any more without seeing an advertisement claiming to cure what ails you.
After working almost a decade in sales for a nation wide supplement chain, one thing the customers taught me was that most of them wanted a fix to whatever problem they had. Most of the time, it didn't have to be a quick fix, just a fix to something they didn't think they were capable doing on their own.
The real question is whether or not the supplement they were buying actually was doing what they had hoped it was doing.
As you can imagine, I read a ton of books, some that have to do with the health and fitness realm and others that don't. Most of my time in college was spent reading text books and research journals, so a bulk of what I read to this day is just that, text books and research journals.
It's been quite difficult to switch to something other than those materials, but I do from time to time.
But that's not what I want to talk about today, this is a book that I have found really helpful to those just beginning their weight lifting journey. Brad Schoenfeld has done a great job creating this resource and I find myself recommending it quite a bit.
You can find the book here if you're interested in picking up a copy yourself: amzn.to/2IVFJaC
Having been in the health and fitness realm for as long as I have been, you notice things. That goes for any field really, you start to see trends and shifts in approaches. However, it seems that there is something missing in this field and I think it's empathy.
There has been a big push in our society to combat things like intolerance and hate, but in the health and fitness industry this seems to only be trickling in.
Most of us pursued this field because we truly wanted to help people, others on the other hand see it as another revenue stream. These tend to be people that haven't spent money on education, let alone have any sort of degree. They tend to be more about themselves and reaching their own goals versus helping their clients reach their goals.
I could be misreading this situation, but I doubt it.
What are your thoughts.
This was the very first official episode I did for Evolved Athletix Radio. I have to admit, this wasn't my very best, but I've never really been one to drag my feet on things, so I jumped right in.
With anything, you have to get the ball rolling and everything begins to fall into place as you learn how to navigate through the building, developing, and delivering.
Much like how most of us started are fitness journey's.