Fitness industry is very beautiful, but it also has its own negatives. So in this article I’m gonna talk about 3 categories of scams into the fitness world.
The first category of scams are supplements with steroids name.
It was there before but I notice that it starts to become more popular in the last period. I also notice that even steroids company starts to make supplements.
They basically use names like ”Testosterol”, ”Testolone”, ”Anabol 5”, for food supplements and those supplements doesn’t have anything to do with those steroids. In the best case scenario, this supplement contains some vitamins and some plant extract that will not do anything.
There’s not any other efficient supplement than those that are already known an tested like: Whey protein, creatine monohydrate, citrulline malate, beta-alanine, BCAA, stuff like that.
The second category of scam is promoting fast-results diets. Which isn’t mandatory a scam, because fast-results diets do exists and works. But the problem is that no one says what happens after that.
Everyone is happy because they lost 8-10kgs in a few weeks, but practically you don’t actually lose fat. In many cases is just a cleaning of your body, some water weight and stuff and that’s it, you lost 5-6kgs of residues and water.
Everysingle short-term diet will lead to a back up faster.
Conclusion with this category is the following, if you got the idea of leaning down, make a plan, create a slight calorie deficit, workout 3-5 times/week and follow it constantly for a long term. Don’t seek for a fast way because it doesn’t exists!!
The 3rd category of scams is promoting shortcuts.
The only shortcuts in terms of body changing, are steroids, but it comes down with their negatives, that’s another risk.
I took this point with shortcuts, because there are so many people that are continuously searching for that magical pill or magical diet, in order to achieve their good looking shape, especially teenagers, that already take steroids after 6 months in the GYM instead of learning a little bit of nutrition, to calculate their calories for their purpose, to create a well-balance of macronutrients, to create some food habits that will make their road easier to their goal.
Is like Rich Piana said, ”In the old days, when we join the GYM, we buy protein powder. Now is like: I just joined the GYM, I need steroids”.
Fitness is simple: you eat more, you’re constantly training yourself, take care of your health to feel good and balance your volume, you will build up muscle mass.
You eat less, you include more low calorie foods, you do some cardio, you don’t cheat on your diet and you’re patient with the process, you will lose fat.
Simple as that. Of course there are some details into the process, but that is the base, there’s no magical strategy for neither process.