We read a LOT on this Forum as to why people fail in reaching their fitness and/or physique goals (poor diet, haphazard training, etc). As I was struggling through another session of intervals on my bike, I began to think that there were some more “basic” reasons:
1)The stuff that we do is LIGHT YEARS away from the “average” person’s ADL’S (Activities of Daily Living). So much so that it’s no WONDER that the average Joe or Jane has no idea what it takes to build that physique that they see in the Mag. Squats, Kettlebells, Swiss Balls, Reverse Hacks and Interval Aerobics? They may seem more suited to the activities of Klingons and Borgs than Terrans!
2)THE STUFF WE DO IS HARD! Getting up early, or working out after work; eating 6-8 times a day, trying to avoid the pull of Pizza Hut and Krispy Kreme; doing Squats and Intervals until your’re nauseated. The list goes on and on. Again, I simply don’t think that most people can (or want) to “do what it takes” BECAUSE IT’S HARD!