IS TRAINING A MYTH?
This topic seems to be as controversial as talking about the dangers of the microwave oven. Why is the fitness industry one of the biggest industries after Big (p)Harma and The AGRI business?
In my opinion it has gone out of proportions… When I was a kid we had gymnastics 3 or 4 times a week at school. It was diverse. It grew your muscles in a natural way. Everything from running to skipping, playing different ball games, swimming, hiking in the forest etc. And we ate “real” food. No artificial GMO = Genetic Modified Organism crap. The food was made from real ingredients and cooked from scratch. We were really lucky.
Today is a totally different ballgame. Gymnastics is nearly gone in schools, if you don’t go to schools that specialize in sports that is. Don’t get me wrong. I dooo promote working your body, but there is a fanatic element to it nowadays.
Everything that is exaggerated becomes a toxin in your body, whether it’s training, playing video games, being on social media 24/7, eating candy, eating bread, smoking drinking, doing drugs, washing your hair 2 times a day, washing your car every day etc. Do you get my drift?
If you look closer at body builders that have grown old, they look very unhealthy and worn out. A good example is Arnold Schwartzenegger. He has every possible mean to look like a million dollar baby, but hélas NO. It really doesn’t matter what you exaggerate. It becomes a toxin in your body. Then key is: BALANCE.
Of course you shall move your body! But in a balanced way. A way that builds up your body instead of slowly breaking it down, AND for the right reasons. The right reason being what you love or like what you do. If you don’t love it or like it, it will not be as beneficial for you as if you enjoyed it.
So ask yourself what heightens your spirit! Is it running, skipping, playing tennis, squash, paddling in a canoe, SUP=stand up paddling on a paddle board, skiing, water skiing, swimming, work-outs, yoga, Pilates, stretching, lifting weights etc. etc.
In my opinion walking is phenomenal as is intermittent training. It doesn’t wear and tear your muscles. It builds muscles and strength. 10 min 3 times a week is enough to get lean muscles with intermittent training.
That’s what we want, isn’t it?