Totally going to piss-off some people with this somewhat considered post but MEH, I say MEH! 🤪
Acknowledge exercise/workout/training malarkey when you encounter it. “That’s a bunch of MALARKEY!” In the same way junk food exists and it’s simply that, junk, fitness malarkey exists and it’s good to think about whether you’re paying for/following it or not. You don’t need to publicly call it out like ol’ mate Joe Biden did; simply acknowledge & accept what services out there may not be ideal.
So, what’s fitness malarkey? Simply said, it’s training that’s NOT relevant, useful, or contributes beneficially to your health, longevity and livelihood.
If it’s all “WOOOOOO!” and the answer to “Why am I doing this?” is “Why not?” or “Because it’s in the run sheet.”, there’s a good chance it’s malarkey. Not always, but… 🤔
Don’t get me wrong, the @agogabondi
team and I wrap our training around fortnightly themes to provide some intrigue, focus and fun, but each of the unique classes we teach has a strict WHY behind the programming. Whether it’s developing movement patterns, skill-sets & strength, or training in anti-glycolytic intervals to boost the alactic & aerobic systems, or teaching how to approach conditioning training in a manner that enhances the aerobic system (therefore reducing the body’s dependency on anaerobic glycolysis which when overused places a huge metabolic tax on your systems), or otherwise, the fundamental aims, the WHY(s), remain the same…
👍the training improves health, rather than detracts
👍the training respects biomechanics and neuroplasticity, allowing the progression from simple to complex
👍the training promotes a balanced, long-term approach to movement
👍the training involves real human connection where the ease of digital ‘instruction’ doesn’t override the integrity of a trainer who refuses to allow poor technique to be practised repeatedly
👍the training doesn’t adhere to dogmatic fitness protocols for the sake of it; it evolves and improves like all systems should. [CONT. in comments]