The fitness and nutrition industry is known for its conflicting advice and bias opinions from those who want to be seen as ‘experts’.
The dichotomy and variability of opinion is everywhere.
Too many people are coming up with methods and tactics for certain goals, without ever understanding the underlying principles.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said- “As to methods, there may be a million and then some. But principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles is sure to have trouble.”
We have to find what is true for us and our goals, whilst taking into consideration what works, why it works and whether it is the only way to get a result.
Whether you’re going to adopt a #bodybuilding, a #crossfit, a #powerlifting, a #vegan, a #keto or … approach, ask yourself what that approach or method is going to be doing for you, what are the underlying principles that it consists of and whether it be the most efficient way of achieving your current goals.
Remembering that one approach doesn’t have to be set in concrete and your methods can have fluidity to them. Ever evolving and ever-changing.
If your goals change, your methods might need too as well.
Do your research, find what works for you right now and be open to change your methods but stick to the principles.
Principles that will not change include:
- Moving well and moving more
- maintaining or increasing stimulus and training volume over time
- eat real foods
- not too much
- mostly plants and protein
Brando Hasick – Body by Brando