Far too many people get seduced by social media fitness stars or celebrities who reveal their “workout secrets.” If it works for them, it has to work for you right? Wrong!
The internet is a polluted mess, and trying to dissect all of the information and decipher a complicated routine can be a daunting task. Herein lies the issue. We are all busy enough as it is, right? The typical novice reading this probably doesn’t want to spend hours upon hours researching various techniques, training principles and methodologies required to build an appropriate routine – I don’t blame you. That is, indeed, tedious, time consuming work. It is so much easier to jump on Pinterest, Google, or one of the many thousand fitness websites and blogs, or open the newest issue of your favorite fitness magazine, grab that sexy new workout and get after it!
However, if you are new to fitness, a beginner if you will, or simply someone who has tried every fad, get fit quick, fitness craze and celebrity workout out there only to fall short of your goals, you need to realize this – it is not that these workouts are bad, inadequate or written by someone that doesn’t know what they are talking about (though that certainly may be the case for some). The workout may be the wrong one for YOU (at this time). Perhaps some of the exercises are overly complicated and cause you to implement improper form. Maybe you switch, change or eliminate certain exercises all together because you don’t know how to do them, don’t have the proper equipment, or just don’t want to do that exercise because it is hard or you don’t like it. Whatever the case may be, just because the program, routine or exercise exists and may have been recommended by a celebrity or your favorite fitness personality, doesn’t mean it is appropriate for you and for what you are looking to accomplish.
One important tidbit: The social media (fitness) stars, celebrities, elite athletes and the people who train them, work out and look good for a living. Some may have been training for years, and know what their bodies can handle or are guided by someone who does.
Just because a training program has numerous exercises, specific lifting tempos, and detailed dropsets doesn’t mean it’s better for you than a simple, straightforward workout.
Quantity of exercises and complicated techniques don’t always translate to good results.
How do you know if your workout is too complicated? If there is terminology you are unfamiliar with or exercises you have never heard of, you may be overcomplicating things and attempting a program you simply aren’t ready for. Keep in mind, “too advanced” doesn’t always mean that you CAN’T do a particular exercise or routine. But, just because you are capable of completing it, doesn’t mean it is right for your goals, or appropriate for you. A good rule of thumb – If you have to look to YouTube or do a Google search before each workout, chances are, it is too advanced. Let me reiterate – Quantity of exercises and complicated techniques don’t always translate to good results, and what works for someone else may not work for you.
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