We live in a society where we all want things to happen straight away. We're conditioned to expect fast results from everything. Whether it's ordering a pizza or downloading the latest movie or album. So it's no surprise the health industry is also full of attractive products and systems that offer fast results. Unfortunately these 'quick fix' systems never work in the long term. To build a strong, long lasting strength and fitness you need to start from the ground up and this can take little time. Here's why quick fix workouts (and diets) always fail.
Can we talk about diets first?
No. Let's not. The market is crammed full of products promising fast results. I could be here all night telling you why the words 'rapid weight loss' don't belong in the same sentence. There's also a growing corner of the industry promising the same fast track results when it comes to exercise too. I'm here to tell you about the dangers that this short cut philosophy presents.
I can't tell you the amount of times I've watched someone in the gym working out in ways that won't get them the results they hope for. Or even worse could very easily end up with an injury. What's even more alarming is that some of these people are doing these exercises under the supervision of an 'expert'. I'm not even talking about complicated stuff here either. I'm referring to basic movements like squats, push ups and lunges. We should all know how to do these properly before we even think about incorporating weights or making them more complex.
Would you be able to navigate the M25 or enter a cross country rally if you didn't first learn how to drive a car? I still see adverts on telly for exercise plans offering amazing results in a very short time. I can't help thinking about the amount of people who buy these products and end up either injured or disappointed. Or both.
Yes, exercise is important.
We should all be doing it and it's very good for us. But it concerns me that there's a growing trend towards plans that offer an attractive array of health benefits fast. Don't get me wrong, things like boot camps and HIIT training are excellent ways to work out and they can get you the results they promise. But are you really ready to do as many jumping lunges as you can in twenty seconds when you might not be able to lunge properly in the first place? Have you ever heard of the phrase 'learn to walk before you can run'? These are the foundations I'm referring to.
The Accumulator™ to teach you the foundations before you try the complex. This is why there are easier and harder versions of many of the exercises, comprehensive, detailed tutorial videos and personal help if you need it. I have been teaching, improving and refining this stuff since I got my first qualifications in 2004 and have a proven track record of success. I place so much emphasis on teaching you the correct way to exercise because it's important for long term success.
We all start simple for other things in life don't we? Nobody would think to try a black diamond trail on their first ski-ing holiday, nobody would expect to be capable of running a marathon without first learning how to run or preparing a gourmet meal without being able to make cheese on toast. The same applies to exercise. You need to learn the basics before tackling the complex. To learn more about long term success, click here.