Getting the right information
Although I have my own gym I train myself in another, I don’t seem to be able to focus correctly whilst in my gym, there is always a list of jobs staring at me and countless other distractions. My last session in the gym was practicing my clean and press, I spent roughly one hour doing this. Whilst I was training, a few guys were working nearby me and having a conversation that I could not avoid overhearing. This conversation is one that I regularly hear and comes in many forms. The two gentlemen were obviously training partners and from what I understood on of them had only been training for a year and the other longer, the longer trained guy seemed to be taking on the instructional role in the partnership. Without going to much into detail, the information that the longer trained guy was giving the other was incorrect, he went into graphic detail for almost the whole hour whilst I was training, although coming from a good place and not the worst information that I have ever heard it was wrong and the problem here was his trainee seemed to listen eagerly and take all of this information on board and will probably continue to follow this advice. Now, I understand that you are probably thinking why did you not go over and help them out, the problem with that is some people simply do not want to listen to you tell them that what they are doing is wrong and secondly if I did do this every time, I would get no training done, ever. I do sometimes offer some help if I can see if someone is going to hurt themselves.
I am working on opening a chain of gyms were this problem will not be a problem so my efforts to solve this are very much in progress. My point today is that internet research and friendly advice should always be questioned, given that you are using this information to better your body and enhance your health, it should be correct so that you can programme your health and fitness routine correctly and get safe and effective results. This does not mean that it has to be complicated, on the contrary, exercise is actually one of the simplest things you can do, but sadly the internet usually overcomplicates it as it is mostly trying to sell you something.