Half the time you're the problem

The fake trainer syndrome we now have in the fitness industry is at epic proportions, but since I'm all about fairness, half the time you're the problem, yes you, client. Half of you don't really want to get in shape, you like the idea of it instead. 

You have all kinds of lame excuses as to why you can't, hence this is why fake trainers exist in the first place, because they like the idea of being a legit trainer, but also have all kinds of lame excuses why they're not. You see, it's about accountability from fake trainer and fake client. 

Real trainers know this, not only holding themselves to highest level of accountability, but the client as well. Bottom line, you got to do the work, consistently. Trainers have to be on their game, engaging, motivating and always paying attention to their client making sure they stay on the path to success.

The client has to be consistent with the willingness to keep getting up off the mat showing up for the workout to get better, and if they're not, they need to stay with the fake trainer, as they are a match made in heaven. Unfortunately, all of this underachieving is a sign of the times we're in where the standard of average is good enough. Not in my house, not ever. My standard is getting in the best shape of your life or your money back. If that's not good enough for you, stay right where you are, because you're getting exactly what you deserve. 

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Another Google trainer gives part of the answer

She claims the fastest way to burn body fat is to do strength training. She goes on to say you should weight lift, instead of doing more cardio. Not entirely wrong information, just incomplete, which seems to be a common theme among Google's featured personal trainers. Sad I'd say. 

First of all, this Google faker trainer article was targeted to a female audience. The reason I bring that up is because it makes the article even less accurate. Let's be clear, strength training is specifically for developing strength. Strength in itself isn't the most efficient way to burn more body fat, unlike volume training, meaning doing more reps, less weight. 

The incoherent fake trainer obviously doesn't know this. The reason I said targeting a female audience made the content of the article less accurate, was due to the fact that because females produce less testosterone than their counterpart, makes it less efficient to add strength or muscle, even though it can be done. 

So, doing more strength training is not the fastest way to burn body fat as this trainer suggests. Google's fake trainer would have given valuable information by communicating this, instead saying that the best way to burn body fat is to combine volume training with cardio. In addition, if they really knew their craft, they would have easily listed a weight training program based on volume, and a low impact cardio program. Period! Incomplete information such as this is a clear indication the trainer is inexperienced. Is your trainer legit? 

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You don't have to be great all the time... just at the right time

The goal of a personal trainer should be to strive for excellence at all times, on their A game when training clients. It's a helluva goal to shoot for but nevertheless you should. The reality however, is you can't be great all the time, but you don't have to, it’s more important to be great at the right time. 

You're going to have off days, everyone does, even the highest paid pros at the top of their game. The difference is the great ones know how to be great when it counts, at the right times. Mind you, being great at the right times doesn't just happen, but you can train for those moments. 

It's done through daily repetitions, practicing to always be great, in addition what happens as a side effect of this process is that you consequently develop good training instincts, where you become highly aware and in sync with each of your client's habits, personality traits, strengths and weaknesses.

Being this in tuned with will develop your intuitive sense, and the ability for you to know when your client really needs you. It becomes second nature and a seamless process which has a major impact on the client, because it builds loyalty and trust. 

As good as all of this sounds, it takes a boatload of discipline. Remember, the distinction between a great trainer and a fake trainer is perfect willingness. The mark of great trainers is their perfect willingness to be fully engaged with all of their clients.

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More Is Better

Try it all, look for new ways, it will be necessary, but in the end, you’ll realize to be a master of anything you have to put in the work. In the training industry it's often said that less is better, and quality is more efficient than quantity. That's definitely a fact and part of the equation, but not the final answer. There are many steps that must be taken, and thousands of hours of time invested, assuming that you want to be a master with complete command of your craft. It’s a powerful place to be in that fills you with the kind of confidence not many are willing to achieve. 

There are always tradeoffs, the question is are you willing to tolerate them? Most are not yet, and they don't know or want to admit it. For those who have come to grips, there's certainly nothing wrong with that. Remember, as Albert Einstein once said, " The only source of knowledge is experience". Achieving master status does not come without its challenges. In your massive attempt towards mastery, you'll soon find out that heart breaking rejection has to become a new normal, otherwise you'll never reach the pinnacle.  

This is an achievement that demands everything from within. Part of your evolution as a human being will be learning how to creatively adapt on the fly in your environment, which will keep you focused, and on your path. In addition developing a mindset that will virtually withstand any adversity that will present itself along your journey. This is a good thing because there will be times you'll be tested beyond your perceived limits, yet you will find a way to persevere, because in your gut you know it’s worth it. 

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Feeling The Exercise Is More Important Than Form

Humans are not built exactly the same, but they pretty much are.  Usually you'll feel an exercise when good form is present. That being said, if you're a real trainer you know that with every exercise and any body part there is a natural pathway where your body is most efficient in terms of performance. In the industry we call that the groove, the sweet spot if you will.

However, when you're pushing your body past its normal limits unconventional training tactics are often needed. Such as loose style training which to the untrained eye and sadly fake trainers looks like cheating. Make no mistake, a world level bodybuilder knows that's not the case.

To take the knowledge of a world level bodybuilder and being a student of the game, you know that feeling an exercise is more important than form. Even though the form looks out of whack for is not as important because your body is still in its groove where max performance occurs. 

Most would question that logic and that's fine, but the ones who outright denounce it reveal their first-hand inexperience. If you've been in the training trenches long enough you know there are different variations of pain, joint and muscle. This is a very important distinction and an X- factor.  

Someone who is seasoned and always progressing, always learning how to get more performance out of the muscle searches for training nuances, which seem unorthodox to the untrained or inexperienced eye. The bottom line is loose style training (cheating), and partials (which is another training tactic) when done properly are extremely effective in taking muscle performance to the next level, PERIOD!

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When did the gym become a fucking dog kennel?

Let's be clear, I love dogs, but in a gym? Okay, if it's a legit service dog, beautiful, otherwise why? Every time I think I've seen it all, I get surprised. So, I'm sitting on a bike doing cardio at a popular, well known gym whose tag line is serious fitness. I then see someone who is a well-known bodybuilder walk across the gym going to another piece of equipment to lift some serious weight, so I thought, but they have their dog with them. What? Is the dog a training partner, or some kind of a dog life coach? 

In today's society it wouldn't surprise me if the dog was a life coach. People believe all kinds of stupid shit fake trainers spew on Google on fake health and fitness news. So, a dog life coach is not that big of a stretch now is it. WTH, isn't that why they have dog parks or beaches to walk on?

Listen up boys and girls, a gym is a place for some serious ass workouts, not to be babysat by a dog life coach. Are you so insecure or panic stricken you can't possibly put on your big boy or girl workout tights and do the gym thing solo or with a human training partner?

This new training culture in the gym has become seriously pathetic and absurd beyond belief. The way things are going, I'm going to need a shrink because I'm getting panicked. Where in Sam hill am I supposed to go train without having to compete with dog life coaches? I'm just saying! 

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You have to take your body to the extreme before you really understand how it works

It takes a world level bodybuilder 10-12 years to build their physique. That sport is built on extreme behavior on every level, every single step of the way, and it becomes more extreme with more years of being in the sport. 

When you consider the only way you can attain the body of a greek god is to have the perfect willingness to go into the gym, sometimes seven days a week and put yourself through a training regimen that has the intensity of someone walking in fire naked each and every time they step in  the gym, then you begin to understand the mindset and commitment. 

And, its not only the abusive training one must endure, in addition it's being able to tolerate an extreme diet regimen where half the time your shoving thousands of calories a day in your pie hole, forcing the body to gain muscle, which by the way goes against its own nature, and an uphill battle to say the least. 

Then you switch gears and virtually starve the body days upon days, to achieve that ultra ripped physique for the upcoming competition months down the road. It's the ultimate sacrifice, but it's the only way you can find out if the diet and training strategy you committed to will bare fruit come competition day, however, the reality is most often you miss your peak by days, or even by hours.

It's heartbreaking, and disappointing because of all the time you put in, but its ok, because after taking off a few days, you shake it off and are back in the gym pounding your body into submission with more training, eating thousands of calories a day, but with a different strategy for the next competition the following year. 

The mindset of a bodybuilder is an amazing thing because they are willing to put themselves through hell and back and take their bodies through dangerous extremes at times just to find out how the body works. 

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Is your trainer preening, prancing, peacocking, or peahening when they should be training you?

Some of these fake, narcissistic trainers have their heads so far up their asses, I'm shocked more haven't died from suffocation. They walk around in the gym trying to find any mirror they can flex in, or really anything that will produce a reflection of themselves, no matter how distorted.

It's obvious to me the reflection of the mirror is not congruent with how these morons really look, otherwise they would cover the fuck up, like from head to toe cover-up. Now, if all of this isn't disgusting enough, they're doing this while training their clients who are paying them a shitload of money.

To an extent, it's rather hysterical and somewhat entertaining watching them prance in the gym like an Arabian show horse, or stomping around like a silver back gorilla. Fucking hilarious I say. However, if only these prancing idiots knew they are delusional and looked more like a dwarf miniature horse, or pygmy marmoset, which is the smallest monkey in the world, they might want to reconsider. Probably not!!

This rant I'm having may seem like an exaggeration of sorts, but rest assured it's not. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a real issue with the preeners, prancers, peacocks and peahens, unless it's at the expense of the client, and so many times sadly it is. So, bottom line, if you're an aspiring trainer, or one who is not too far gone because of being terminally delusional, there is still hope, straighten your shit out. If you're the client in a toxic relationship be aware and don't hesitate to confront your trainer, or find someone else. 

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Your gym shouldn't be a morgue or a meat locker

What the hell is going on in these gyms today. The energy sucks, plain and simple. I've seen more action watching a moth eat a drape, or even watching paint dry. And what's even more sickening is how people who are working out, supposedly to achieve results, are so adverse to breaking a sweat, or even being uncomfortably hot, needing or complaining about wantingthe AC on so low it feels like a meat locker, WTF...

It's a sign of the times I'd say. The gym culture is rapidly going to hell in a hand basket. The entitlement mindset of the new age gym member has become dis-eased to the point of absurdity. There are no good role models anymore, sad.Gyms these days are a shit show, but im not surprised, rather highly disappointed. I come from a time where a training session was borderline abuse, about hard labor, and we loved it, wanting more. Back then was also where I was introduced to the breathing bench which became a necessary evil. 

This was where having a bench next to where you were training so you could sit in between sets was a must, otherwise you would find yourself on the floor flopping around like a fish out of water gasping for your last breath.There was no such thing as talking before, during or after sets, because number one, you thought you were dieing, secondly, it meant you weren't training hard enough. 

All there was time for was to recover, shut the fuck up and do another set, and another set, and another fucking set. Damn do I miss those days when we sweat like pigs, barely able to walk out of the gym under our own power. Now, if you sweat in a gym or make some guttural noises, or actually god for bid do a real workout, these fucking snowflakes need a grief councelor. Ahh how I long for the good ole days.

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One training objective at a time

Hello, multi task training is not the most efficient way to burn body fat Jullian Michaels. So much bullshit information on the market, and sadly from some pretty qualified trainers. Obviously Jullian's made a big name for herself in the industry as a trainer, but when someone says that doing a strength training cardio circuit is the best way to efficiently burn fat, they are simply wrong. 

Here's why. When a trainer makes a blanket statement like that it's a tell tale sign of the lack of first hand experience. The information she's giving isn't entirely wrong, just mostly not right, because she said a strength cardio circuit is the most EFFICIENT way to burn body fat. Nope, that's not how your physiology works, efficiently.

There's no doubt your body can adapt to several things at once because that's your body's (physiology), flight or fight nervous system kicking in adapting to its environment, or even protecting you from a perceived threat, but if you want to be efficient, you provide anenvironment, in this case a training environment for the physiology to adapt, before moving onto the next objective. 

This is a great example why having the training objective to put on muscle while burning body fat is not efficient, just like strength training and cardio together aren't the most efficient ways to burn body fat. The proper way to design an efficient training program is to determine the main objective and reach that objective first. It doesn't mean that as in Jullian's example you shouldn't do strength training and cardio together, but understand, which is my contention with her article, doing them together in a circuit is not efficient, period. 

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The best way to burn body fat

Another Google trainer gives part of the answer. She claims the fastest way to burn body fat is to do strength training. She goes on to say you should weight lift, instead of doing more cardio. Not entirely wrong information, just incomplete, which seems to be a common theme among Google's featured personal trainers. Sad I'd say.

When a statement line this is made, it's quite obvious, at least to the real trainers, that strength training is not the fastest way to burn body fat, not to say over time it plays an important role. This fake Google trainer is inexperienced, lacking command of the three training components.

Let's be clear, strength training first makes you stronger, with the secondary benefit of added muscle mass, hence when you add muscle your body's ability to burn more calories increases, which can impact in a positive way fat loss, but that doesn't mean strength training is the best way to burn body fat, however part of the equation.

To further set the record straight, the best way to add muscle is to do volume training, meaning reps that range from 6-100, with at least eight sets, and relatively short rest periods, 30-45 seconds between sets. That's the scoop on one of the training components this fake trainer was trying to explain.

Now, to further explain the best way to burn body fat, you must implement the other two training components, which include cardio training and nutrition. Now you know the best way to burn body fat.

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How convenient is your discipline!

It seems most people have a distorted view of how disciplined they are. The word discipline generally has a negative connotation and is something that can be followed, but usually not for very long. The upside effect of discipline is related to the amount of time invested over the long haul. It's definitely something learned as opposed to something inherent. 

You'll soon realize life is full of tradeoffs no matter what, either way with a price to pay. Discipline is not tangible, so you can't touch or feel it, instead you must rely and trust the power of thought, which is the intangible, one of nature’s natural forces where you can access strength, belief, and power.

In order for discipline to be an ongoing presence, there must be a bigger calling or eventually it will fizzle. Motivation, and results are definitely factors and part of the discipline equation but still not enough to keep you in the game. Discipline can be euphoric, but it's ever so elusive, and gone in a heartbeat, at times a fickle bitch I'd say.

Long term discipline is an animal of a different color and breed of its own. You gotta dig deep in your heart and soul to withstand the suffer fest that discipline bestows upon you. It's definitely the silver lining in the cloud and a gift that keeps on giving, but you'll have to prove yourself over, and over again to be worthy.

Bodybuilding saved me in so many ways, not because it became my passion, it was my addiction. It was the very thing I needed because it immediately demanded unwavering discipline, not caring one iota about my feelings. Bodybuilding became the glue in my life that pulled me through good and bad times. Discipline is not supposed to be convenient.

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All Hat, No Cattle!!

Just because you have a big following doesn't mean shit. Based on today's standard it seems that style is more important than substance at least when it comes to trainer's, or should I more accurately say fake trainers. You have all these goof balls that know how to manipulate social media who have a big following and the sad truth is they don't know shit when it comes right down to the nuts and bolts of things, but let's give credit where credit is due, they have a big following.

However, it's unfortunate for the people who are following these goof ball fake trainers, or maybe not? I've seen a lot in the last 36 years, twenty five of which being in the trenches training tons of humans, no pun intended. As the years have passed by, what has been quite obvious is that humans have become soft, and from my standpoint not only is it pathetic, it's absurd beyond belief.

I'm definitely not opposed to doing something more efficient, but not at the expense of doing the work. My issue with these faker goof ball trainers who have a big following is they're spewing half-truths, half lies. What they don't know in terms of substance, they make it up with slick camera angles which make them look better than they really are, or touting fancy theories of new ways to train and eat which have very minimal basis.

This is a sign of the times, as it's quite evident in the gyms you go into today. It's more about style than substance. I wonder where these humans are getting their info besides from the masses of fake trainers in these gyms. Perhaps it's from these goof ball fake trainers on social media with the big following.

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Keto, Low Carb, Atkins, High Fat Diet....What is similar about these diets?

Keto diet, low carb diet, Atkins diet, high fat diet. These four diets although having different names, are one in the same in terms of which metabolism it accesses. After being in the health, fitness, and bodybuilding industry now almost forty years I've seen a lot of stuff come and go, mostly go.

Hardly does something earth shattering come around that's legit, and it seems lately it's personal trainers, but that's another story at another time. Back to the four diets that appear to be different, even though they're not. Here's the simple distinction between the four diets above and the rest out there. It's carbohydrate intake, meaning, total carbohydrate intake should not exceed 30 grams less than three consecutive days.

Now, the question is why? Simple answer, because it takes three consecutive days of 30 grams of carbs for your body to switch its metabolism from glucose to free fatty acid. Conversely, once your physiology has switched metabolisms, it takes three consecutive days of eating more than 30 grams of carbs to switch it back over to glucose.

Fake trainers won't know this, in addition not knowing the four diets above are all the same. The gripe that most individuals have when executing the free fatty acid metabolism is they feel lethargic or that there is not enough variety of food, which makes the diet difficult to stay on. Both of these criticisms are valid yet easy to get around. First, the lethargy goes away in 4-6 days once you reduce carbs to 30 grams. Secondly, you can have all the variety of food you want if you know how to strategically implement carb intake and rotate the glucose and free fatty acid metabolism. Oh, by the way, fake trainers won't know this either.

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 Keto diet, low carb diet, Atkins diet, high fat diet.These four diets although having different names, are one in the same in terms of which metabolism it accesses. After being in the health, fitness, and bodybuilding industry now almost forty years I've seen a lot of stuff come and go, mostly go.

Hardly does something earth shattering come around that's legit, and it seems lately it's personal trainers, but that's another story at another time. Back to the four diets that appear to be different, even though they're not. Here's the simple distinction between the four diets above and the rest out there. It's carbohydrate intake, meaning, total carbohydrate intake should not exceed 30 grams less than three consecutive days.

Now, the question is why? Simple answer, because it takes three consecutive days of 30 grams of carbs for your body to switch its metabolism from glucose to free fatty acid. Conversely, once your physiology has switched metabolisms, it takes three consecutive days of eating more than 30 grams of carbs to switch it back over to glucose.

Fake trainers won't know this, in addition not knowing the four diets above are all the same. The gripe that most individuals have when executing the free fatty acid metabolism is they feel lethargic or that there is not enough variety of food, which makes the diet difficult to stay on. Both of these criticisms are valid yet easy to get around. First, the lethargy goes away in 4-6 days once you reduce carbs to 30 grams. Secondly, you can have all the variety of food you want if you know how to strategically implement carb intake and rotate the glucose and free fatty acid metabolism. Oh, by the way, fake trainers won't know this either.

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Does Your Trainer Confuse You?

When your trainer instructs you on how to do a new exercise, are you dumbfounded? A well-schooled trainer in addition wears several hats, including part shrink, part self-promoter and part coach. It's not easy being a coach especially the kind that can effectively communicate with fewer, rather than more words, to coherently get their point across in a way that the receiver of the info can with pinpoint accuracy execute as the coach intended.

On the front, this may sound like any easy proposition, but believe me it isn't, especially if you’re a fake trainer. You'll know if you have a fake trainer when they're trying to explain how to do an exercise, and they end up confusing you more than someone who's disoriented.

It can be a very simple process once you develop a template by which all exercises can be explained. The common denominator for the explanation of all exercises is to build from the ground up, meaning to 1. Identify the exercise.2. Explain foot placement, narrow, shoulder with, or wide 3. Identify what the exercise is. 4. Explain what body part the exercise targets. 5. Explain what the starting point is. 6. Explain finish point. 7. Execute exercise

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4 Carbs You Can Eat Every Meal Without Gaining Weight

Another fake expert on Google makes a half-witted claim. You got to be kidding me. This is becoming a nasty little habit with Google's trainers giving inaccurate or incomplete information. So, let me get this right, these four carbs you can eat at every meal without gaining weight. If so, this is fake food, otherwise the information this Google trainer is giving is false. The real issue I have is this misinformed rookie is leading people down a road of frustration, and Google thinks this is acceptable. 

To be clearer, the four carbs in which this fake trainer is referring are in the berries family, which typically are the highest in fiber. So, based on that fact, this trainer is extrapolating that you won't gain weight if you eat those four carbs. Really? How about if you eat too many of those high fiber carbs, then what happens? I'll tell you, you gain weight, period.

Perhaps I'm being too anal, I mean I've been called worse. Let's give the fake trainer the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they were only allowed so many words for the article, but that doesn't mean they couldn't have written a more accurate article, assuming they were articulate enough. Honestly though, I must give this trainer kudos for getting his inaccurate info on Google, but seriously, it really does crack me up that a twenty something year old green horn thinks he knows what he really is talking about. Albert Einstein said it best... "The only source of knowledge is experience". Enough said.

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What a croc of....

A personal trainer on Google, who’s name I won't reveal so I don’t embarrass him, gives guidelines for strength, endurance, and muscle with respect to weight training. When you work with or get advice from a personal trainer you want someone who knows their stuff, unfortunately they don't come a dime a dozen. As a matter of fact, not even a dime of two dozens. This so called expert trainer attempted to dazzle the readers with his knowledge on how to weight train for producing strength, endurance, and muscle growth.

To be more accurate, he gave guidelines for repetitions and rest periods in each one of the categories. The guidelines he gave were boiler plate, otherwise very general information. Where does Google find these rookies? I totally get it, when you're explaining things to an audience, you have to talk in fourth grade language, but this yahoo did little to explain in a way that made it seem like he himself knew what he was talking about. Seems to me it was a copy and paste job, or worse.

Truth is, if he had command of his knowledge and craft he would have educated the reader beyond the general guidelines, providing them a targeted working strategy of how they could improve on the general guidelines, listing core groups of exercises in each one of the categories that have a higher probability for producing more efficient results. He also should have identified the importance of training time of workout sessions, and how to avoid over-training, as this definitely impacts reps and rest periods.

But he didn't. Because I'm highly skeptical, my question is why is that, if the goal is always to teach and educate? Think about it, when you open a new business, you just don't hang up a shingle and hope clients show up, and you also don't mail in boiler plate information. I would be shocked if this trainer on Google has much of a clientele, as he had his moment in front of a big audience to show his stuff and he definitely fell short, way short.

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I can tell you've never competed...

You wake up one day after seven years and decide you can't take it anymore. You're out of shape, and some how it feels like life is already passing you by, and you're not even thirty years of age. You're frustrated, but not enough, because there's not enough pain to snap you out of this lull.

But then one day it happens, but you're not sure, because you've not had this exact feeling which is somewhere deep inside you. You decide to start working out with weights, which isn't anything earth shattering, yet it seems like it, because it's the furthest thing that you thought you'd ever do.

Fast forward six months, unbelievably not only are you still working out with weights, you're now training, which is another level of intensity.This phase you're in is much more serious, as in you're training everyday, watching what you eat, to the point, you're counting calories of every single thing that goes in your mouth.

Not only are you feeling better, you're looking good and people are really noticing. Now the unforeseeable happens after a year of training. You decide to compete in a bodybuilding competition. The thought of being judged in posing trunks goes way beyond unforeseeable, it borders on horrifying, and yet somehow you drum up enough nerve to compete anyway.

Fast forward four months, you've now competed, and it's changed your life forever. Over the next fifteen years the bodybuilding lifestyle is now your life. You've become a master of your craft competing at a level where you know the ends and outs of how nutrition and exercise really impacts performance. As you reflect back, you remember when you thought you had all the answers, but now you realize you didn't. You understand that the only source of knowledge is experience.

However, history will continue to repeat itself. It's obvious when you read about self proclaimed experts on social media who tout themselves as trainers giving advice on nutrition and training. It's also obvious they lack experience.

You don't have to avoid carbs

Another so called expert on Google posing as a personal trainer says you should avoid certain carbs. Why? Over the years, fake experts have made it a point to isolate one of the macros and beat them down, and then later retract what they had claimed. So here we go again with Google's fake personal trainer advising their readers there are certain carbs they should avoid.

When fake trainers make these claims, they expose their inexperience and lack of knowledge. I'm curious if they know this, or do they really think they know what they're talking about, or maybe it's because they like to hear themselves talk. It should be well understood not all carbs act the same with respect to how quickly or slowly they breakdown in the bloodstream, however it also means which contradicts the Google fake trainer, all carbs are useful energy, and there's no reason why you should avoid any of them, unless perhaps you're diabetic.

You see, if the fake Google trainer really knew what the hell they were talking about, they would have informed their readers with solutions. In this example, the other two macros (protein, fat) could be used as an allie making those carbs that Google's fake trainer claimed that needed to avoided a great source of energy.

If Google's fake trainer really understood how macros worked, they would have mentioned by simply eating protein and fat simultaneously with the so called bad carbs, they could eat any carb, anytime, when they want. I think Google should do a better job of vetting their expert trainers.

By the way, news flash Google fake trainer, the reason you should eat protein and fat with your avoided carbs, is because fat absorbs sugar, slowing its release, in addition, protein is the most metabolically active macro which improves physiological performance.

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Fake personal trainer on Google says your body needs rest...

What the hell, is this trainer living in a cave or in la la land. I'm flummoxed how these fake trainers get their articles published on Google, and more importantly, who the hell at Google is green lighting this flawed information.

To be accurate, unless there is muscle ripped off the bone, the body does not need rest, in fact rest makes the body less productive. And if you do have a muscle ripped off the bone, it's not rest you need, rather a different trainer. Unfortunately this Google fake trainer is a more common breed of what's out there advising people about their health and fitness. That's scary!!

Over-training is the real culprit here, but over-training doesn't exist, unless you chronically exceed a certain amount of time during a training session. This is actually red flag for trainer error, due to inexperience and incompetence. I repeat, over-training doesn't exist, unless you exceed a certain amount of time during a training session.

Truth is, your body is designed to move, if not it dies. I'm not surprised this Google fake trainer is claiming the body needs rest, and honestly this fake trainer is giving an answer which is partially correct, just not the entire answer. These kinds of answers are given because it's an easy, safe answer, however incomplete. 

Interestingly, there wasn't anything in Google's fake personal trainer article that mentioned anything about active recovery, because if so they could have pointed out that active recovery is exactly what the body needs, especially if over trained. First, let's identify what active recovery is... In a nutshell, it's a shift in the training methodology, temporarily decelerating training volume and intensity.

In layman terms, it means continuing training, however doing less repetitions and weight, which allows the body to catch up, and catch its breath so to speak. As it's catching its breath, due to the reduction of repetitions and weight, hence active recovery, red blood cells and oxygen continue to be efficiently transported throughout the body to the cellular level. This action repairs the body, promoting faster recovery, compared to simply resting. Now that's the rest of that story which should have been told by Google's fake personal trainer.

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)