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Why there are so many trainees in the gym, yet so few of them manage to achieve their goals?

Here there are a bunch of answers, but I want to emphasize on the following: because they have absolutely no idea what their goals are and they train in a way that has nothing to do with what they want to achieve!

All of this comes up to the fact that they are not informed enough, or I’d even go further and say that they are not interested enough! Yes, I said it! Just because you are reading everything about workouts and nutrition, that is written in popular magazines; as well as the top news for healthy living on some popular websites ( that have nothing to do with healthy living, besides their desire to have such a section on the site), does not make you informed! When a person wants to know something, he searches for authentic sources!

What is my point?

Most trainees, work out with the goal of looking better, becoming fitter, which eventually could help them live healthier! This goal, by itself, has nothing in common with the methods they use in order to achieve it!

Most use training programs and nutritional plans of bodybuilders and usually they have debatable results; at times even if they achieve their goals, they hardly ever manage to sustain it long enough! Why does it turn out like this? Is it because their training and nutrition isn’t good enough? Actually NOT! This is far from the truth!

The reason is that bodybuilding is a SPORT! And as such it has its specific characteristics, a regimen of training and dieting, which suit the goal of the sport! Undoubtedly , competitors in bodybuilding look fascinating, but their goal in first place is APPEARANCE! Bodybuilding could definitely contribute for a healthier lifestyle, but as every professional sport, it hides its extremes!

Often times “the average trainees” try to follow the “in season” diets of bodybuilders! This definitely has a lot to do with deprivation, which is far from the definition of healthy! Here I want to mention that I don’t have a grudge on bodybuilding as a sport! I myself used to be a professional athlete and I know about the risks and consequences, that accompany sport as a profession!

But if your goal Is not to participate in a competition, and just to be fitter and healthier, you should start training in a way that will correspond with these goals. Could I ask you, why would you use a training split, which consists of a bunch of isolation movements? There is nothing wrong with that, if you are trying to build a physique, which is gonna impress the judges on the next National Bodybuilding Competition!

If your idea is to build a functional, healthy, strong body, which will be in use for all your daily, physical activity; and to still look fitter, this kind of workouts is definitely far from optimal! In this case, instead of using splits, which will divide your body in muscle groups, with an accent on the details and the symmetry, you better use training methods that will train your whole body. Training methods, which will consist of basic, compound movements- movements, which will mimic your real life physical activity! Exercises which will make you stronger and healthier for daily life! Exercises which will help you get rid of the unwanted pain! Exercises which will help you build an athletic body!

The same is true for your nutrition! Often times I meet people, who believe that they do wonders, by following depriving diets, which could definitely help them achieve a lower body percentage, but with the price of their health! If you make healthy eating a lifestyle, then you will achieve the dreamed body, without becoming obsessed with counting calories, measuring every gram of food and the macro proportions!

Besides that there is a difference between sport as a profession and sport as a healthier lifestyle. Some time ago I was thinking, am I getting old ( even though I am just 23 years old), because I can not imagine training, as I used to when I was a basketball player- ALL DAY LONG! And the answer isn’t that I am getting old! 😉 It has more to do with the fact that back then playing basketball was the only thing I did, besides studying, and I got to use my leisure time to rest! So I could recover faster! And today, I still live for sport, but besides my workouts I have a bunch of other tasks, which are demanding and exhausting and they don’t allow me to recover in the way, I would recover if I was a competitor and this was my main priority!  So it is not really appropriate to “copy- paste” the programs of the professional athletes! Because by doing so, you might miss some of the details, which could end up being the tripping stone, on your way to your goal!

Bodybuilding is a sport! As such it requires using training splits, which include a bunch of movements, with an accent on a particular muscle group, with the goal of reaching maximum symmetry. As a professional sport, bodybuilding requires you to follow diets, which don’t always fit into the category of healthy!

But as trainees with a goal for a better appearance and better health, you don’t need to blindly follow the regimen of professional athletes! What you are supposed to do is to take from them, just what will suit your goal, without blindly following their method!


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