B.b. in stress! wrote:
It annoys me.
Every single time I open up a magazine or watch a fitness tv channel or commercial, I see horrible information spread everywhere.
so my question is: why isn’t there any resource out there that has reputable information? 99% of the time u c someone bench in either a magazine or on the tv, u see elbows flared, bar lowered to mid-chest. Squatting is probably the most notorious example - lowering it a 1/4 of the way. Every time i see eating ‘healthy’, i see either low-fat or low-carb.
So what would it take for someone to actually start some kind of publication, magazine or tv show, that actually has information that we t-men and women can agree on? why hasn’t it happened it yet?
Because reputable information usually translates into hard work. Most people can’t deal with the hard truth that they need to eat less crap and move around more. Instead they want easy, quick fixes, which is why the thighmaster and other contraptions that allow you to ``work out’’ while sitting on the couch are so popular.
Its why `diet coke plus’ will sell like hotcakes. And its why this new diet pill Alli, despite the side effects, will make GlaxoSmithKline more money than they know what to do with.
There are plenty of reputable information resources on fitness. Dozens. But you’re not going to find them on the newsstand at wal-mart.[/quote]
Right. There’s plenty of quality, reputable information out there. Even in the mainstream. There’s also a lot of crap. And it is because people are looking for quick and easy fixes [that really don’t exist].