I’m always discussing my thoughts on competitive BBing, the social media scene, and even what forums look like these days with a handful of close friends who are all competitors (most are pros), and so I decided to jot my most recent pet peeves down.
Feel free to add, argue, discuss, whatever. You all know how easy going I am despite being fairly opinionated.
-writers and coaches who pretend that they’re not trying to reap some financial reward from all of the articles, videos, and general info they constantly put out. It’s not a horrible thing to do so, so just own up to it and stop pretending that you’re only helping out of the goodness of your heart.
-people offering advice with the rationale of what worked for them as if it’s the latest and greatest when they themselves have never had a physique worth emulating and/or any real education or track record of their own expertise. This doesn’t mean sharing your own experiences is bad, just realize who you are when you’re using yourself as proof.
-a million tiny bodybuilding federations all thinking they’ve “fixed” what’s wrong with the sport, but In reality have done nothing more than water down the pool of competitors.
-social media photos and videos giving inaccurate perceptions to viewers. “Everyone looks great by them self!” - tiny dudes presenting like they’re heavyweights or claiming they “look bigger In person.” I’ll be the first one to point out how huge an average height male can be in true stage condition and “only” 175 lbs, but a 140 pounder is gonna look much different in person than in their daily IG selfie.
Anyone who Can use Google or read pubmed taking the “I know more than all champion Bodybuilders” angle despite obvious physical evidence that screams to the contrary (cue the “football coaches aren’t always the best players” excuse!)
the subtle/rant on social media about what others are doing, which is nothing more than a poorly veiled attempt to get attention and present yourself as an authority figure or expert.
I’m sure I’ve got plenty more, but I’m typing o my phone at the moment -lol