Moving on to Day #2 of the biggest mistakes in fitness and health.
Okay, I hope what you've learned so far from Day 1 has already helped you save time and money that you may have wasted in the future.
Let's do a quick recap of what you've learned so far:
- Ignore infomercials on TV, magazines, ads on websites, or anything promising you amazing results without any hard work at all.
- Weight loss is NOT the key to getting the body you want. Fat loss without muscle loss is what you want.
- Ab exercises will do next to nothing to help you get a better body. You need more than just a few ab exercises here and there.
In this lesson, we're going to go over 3 more of the biggest fitness mistakes people make. All of these are probably going to really shock you!
So brace yourself and get ready…
Certain Exercises are a Complete and Utter Waste of Time
Many isolation exercises are totally useless for the vast majority of people. Some machine exercises are totally useless.
If you can happily smile during any exercise, it's useless!
Unless you're an elite level bodybuilder who needs to bring up a weakness in a muscle group, you don't need to be doing so many isolation exercises.
Did you know that most weight lifting routines out there are made up of totally useless exercises? It's true.
You know all those sculpting and toning routines you see all over TV, websites, and in magazines? Every one of those are based upon inferior isolation exercises. What a waste of time!
STOP wasting your time with useless exercises…
Leg Curls, Leg Lifts, Hanging Abdominal Raises, Leg Extensions, Chest Flyes, Neck Machines, and blah, blah, blah. The list of useless exercises is HUGE.
You need to start doing real compound exercises that use heavy weights. It doesn't matter who you are… man, woman, older, or younger — You can lift heavy weights using compound weightlifting exercises. Remember, ‘heavy' is relative to your strength levels.
Ditch the isolation exercises NOW!
Believing Food Labels at the Grocery
I watch and study other people each and every day. I watch co-workers on diets. I watch family members and friends. I watch people shopping at the grocery.
Many people are trying. They are putting their full effort forth and still failing.
Slick food manufacturers are sabotaging efforts throughout the world. It's amazing… It really is! Money is more important than your health. Pretty bad, huh?
Let me tell you a story about a co-worker. This person believed that she was eating food that was good for her. She was doing everything she could to lose weight (her first mistake was not focusing on fat loss).
Anyway, she was buying low carb dinners, frozen ‘healthy' dinners, fat free foods, sugar free desserts, protein bars, and other so-called ‘health' foods at the grocery. Little did she know…
Those so-called ‘health' foods were making her FAT! And it wasn't her fault… She was trying to eat right. She was spending her hard-earned money on food that was doing the opposite of what she wanted.
It's ridiculous that food manufacturers can ‘play' with our health while their pockets get fat. Our bellies get fat while their pockets get fat. Our health declines, but who cares? They made their money. I'm tired of this!
We can put a stop to this if you take my advice today. You need to be educated on what's good for you and what's not good for you.
STOP trusting food labels. Here's a list of some so-called health foods that will make you fat:
|Slim Fast Products||Nutrisystem Products|
|Fiber One Products||Cereals like Special K|
|Rice Cakes||Protein Bars|
|Fruit Juices||Energy Drinks|
|Diet Sodas||Low Fat Products|
|Sugar Free Products||Enriched Flour Products|
|Refined Flour Products||Gluten Products|
|Corn Based Products||High Fructose Corn Syrup|
|Frozen Diet Dinners||Processed Meats|
|Weight Watchers Products||Any Fast Food|
|Crackers and Chips||Pasteurized Dairy|
Did you know that even some of the food manufacturers in the list above actually add ingredients that are known to increase your appetite? That's good business for them…
They don't care about your health so why trust them? Just because it says ‘no trans fat' or ‘sugar free'… That does not mean it's good for you. Just because it's in the health food section of a store… That doesn't mean it's good for you either.
Supplement Scams are Everywhere
I cannot believe what some people will do for money. What happened to people actually caring for others… you know… treat your neighbor as you'd like to be treated, right?
Recently, I've seen websites popping up all over the place with fake testimonials. How do I know they are fake?
These people went to forums and copied some before and after pictures.
They then used them as their testimonials. They want you to think their useless supplements gave these people great bodies. Can you say scam artist? We need to put a stop to these scammers. I'm tired of them. They got me too many times.
Let me tell you the real truth about supplements…
There is not one supplement out there that is better than whole and natural food. Food is so much more powerful than any supplement. Food is even more powerful than illegal steroids.
Now don't get me wrong… there are some good supplements out there such as pure fish oil, krill oil, whey protein, and a few others. BUT they aren't going to give you SPECTACULAR results alone. You've got to do everything right to get amazing results.
99% of supplements out there are scams. They will not work. Be suspicious of the ones that show unbelievable before and after pictures. I'm talking about the ones that say this guy went from really fat to being on the cover of a fitness magazine in only 21 days.
Remember… you do not need supplements to make AMAZING progress. Save your money.