… Doesn’t Mean You Train Smarter
Yesterday I was at the gym when an ex-Marine / paramedic started waxing poetic on what I needed to do and not do in the gym. He’s gotta be 6’4’’, 250+.
At first his advice was sound, simply because my posture in a particular back exercise wasn’t perfect, and, of course, as a paramedic, he knows a thing or two about human physiology.
Then he started telling me about how “high reps and bodyweight exercises” were what I needed to get “ripped,” and he told me “give it a try for a month, you’ll be ripped.” I said I wanted to keep getting bigger…
“Noooo…you don’t want to do that. You’re in great shape…you just need to get ripped now.”
No mention of nutrition at all in this conversation – I just needed to do his exercises and I’d be “ripped.”
I politely nodded and didn’t bother to argue with him or make things awkward.
I just thought I would share this to illustrate, even if its preaching to the choir, that just because someone is big, doesn’t mean he is an expert. Take all of your advice with a grain of salt, and always remember…YOUR BODY is the ultimate judge of what works and what doesn’t.
…and knowing is half the battle.