- Dec 23, 2009
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Speaking of research that is what we want to lead on as that is very important. No matter what your goals are fitness wise it is very important to understand the path you are taking especially with regard to training and supplements. When it is about health and fitness everyone seems to have an opinion, heck we are an android forum and we have an opinion on the subject. As tough of a journey as achieving a fitness goal is you do not want to find yourself injured as a result of poor information. It never fails that when you are working out you will have some gym bro come up to you trying to pitch some awesome supplement or work out tip. Here is the approach I take when some one approaches with an "awesome tip":
- Judge the source: What credentials do the person have, are they an actual fitness expert or some dude in the gym?
- Do the person somewhat look the part?
- Don't just look for the pros take the time to read the cons as well: When someone give you a tip about a supplement or workout tip you can find yourself hyped and ready to fully commit so when you do research and you read about all the success stories it is easy to imagine you being one of them. But take the time as well to read the cons as you may find that a certain supplement could cause an unwanted feeling or side effect in your body, or a certain workout plan only works when cycled on and off with doing something else in between. Point being take the time to research what you are getting in to.
- Lastly: Set realistic goals: The tortoise wins the race every time you read the story "the tortoise and the hare". Set goals that you can meet and the build off of that. If you have not worked out in years start off by doing something easy that you can maintain. I started off on this journey by walking. I would walk 15-30 mins a day and that has built up to me working out 7-8 times a week (some days I work out twice), started out just cutting back on sodas and sugar here and there to getting closer to reaching my full goal dietary wise (lean protein, fruits, veggies, and low glycemic carbs). Remember the goal of you working out and eating is for you, as you want to become the strongest version of yourself and that is something you build upon every day. There are going to be days you slip and lose control on junk but do not get discourage get back in the race and stay steady. The mission here is to concentrate on living a healthy lifestyle first lose weight (achieve fitness goal ) second, many do the opposite striving to lose weight as a way to get healthy so they use the scale as their only tool to judge their success, which we will explain later why that alone could do more to harm than help.
So join us as we learn together, grow together, and achieve together our goals of becoming the healthiest and strongest versions of ourselves. As we actually have people here who quite frankly know their stuff to the point where when they talk I jot down notes as they are not talkers but living proof of what they say. And I am sure some of you are the same and as such we look forward to the conversations had over the coming weeks and months.