I gotta get this off my chest before I explode. A very good friend of mine who was a big time name in the bodybuilding industry once told me, if you really want to know how to put on muscle or get ripped to shreds ask a world level competitive bodybuilder. Their bodies are an ongoing laboratory experiment, and they know stuff about nutrition and training that no one else does including doctors and self-proclaimed trainers, which brings me to my beef.
It's been nearly twenty years since I've competed at the world level, however I've remained in the bodybuilding and fitness industry helping individuals get in the best shape of their lives. Sadly the information in the industry has not progressed, and social media has made this problem worse.
Most of these self-proclaimed wanna be trainers/ fitness models/ life coaches, whatever the hell they end up calling themselves are spewing old, even dangerous information about training and nutrition. You have trainers on Facebook and Instagram with all of their selfie photos who have never been on a competitive stage in their life that's worth talking about, and yet consider themselves experts telling people how to eat and train. We'll, they’re not, and it’s really obvious based on their so called cutting edge information. I will however say that these fake trainers/ experts have done a fine job of repackaging old information to make it look like something new. Unfortunately the average consumer doesn't know the difference, which simply means they lose.
Stay tuned for more truth talk on my next blog.
The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)