As I’ve been reading over the past couple years I’ve been seeing more and more excuses to explain why someone cant put on muscle, why they gain fat really quickly, or a combination of the two.
I keep seeing terms like ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph being thrown around. I see people saying they have high cortisol levels or low T levels and thats why they cant ______________________.(enter whatever you want here)
What happened to good old fashioned trial and error? You try eating a certian way and see if it works? Then you try lifting X heavy, doing X exercises or lifting in X rep range and see how it works out for ya. If it works then great keep doing it. If it doesnt work then change something up and try again?
Back before everyone under the sun had internet access people were lifting and eating using the trial by error method. Hell, 70 years ago no one knew what an ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph even were. I feel like the accessibility the internet provides and the ease at which you can get blood testing done has just armed the worlds youth (it seems that most of the people making excuses are young) with a pre existing excuse for why they cant do something.
It just really pisses me off when I see this. Anyone else agree?
EDIT: I know that some people have legit issues. Some have actual medical issues/conditions and I know blood tests have helped a lot of people, in that regard, to understand what is going on with their bodies. These people ARE NOT the ones I am referring to.