Ricardo’s flat earth theory
one of the most F*CKED up sayings is
“you’re entitled to your opinion”
in most areas of life, I agree
Of course you are entitled to your opinion on things like my writing style (doesn’t mean I’ll listen haha), or your best friends dress (how could she wear THAT again?!)
When it comes to scientific fact however
Now we’re in a different ball park
You don’t get a say in FACT
Like the sky is blue - FACT
Then Ricardo goes and says “In my opinion it’s more of a green…”
Bob looks over to Ricardo, then claims the Earth is flat. Despite fucking PHOTOS of a round Earth taken from SPACE!!!
Well, we’ll just pat them on the head and take ‘em out the back to be shot.
Because, Ricardo et al., you don’t get an opinion in fact.
Facts are proven and can’t be disproven until we have another fact.
So yes, the Earth may be flat, but up to now we have evidence it is round/globe shaped
And NO evidence that it’s flat.
Let’s bring this back to fitness my friends…
STEP 1) Look at the facts
Grab your belly flab
Look at yourself in the mirror
Ask yourself if you are truly happy in life
Facts, things you can prove your situation with.
Now on to the next step..
STEP 2) Don’t get emotional about the facts
You may not like admitting you’ve eaten too much non-human food and got pissed 4 times since Christmas day.
But them’s the facts.
So let’s use them as a compass point on the map
Get our bearings
And move on to step 3
STEP 3) Use facts to change your situation for the better
Best part about fitness is we can change the outcomes
Unlike the round Earth fact, we can’t change that
But we can drop body fat, increase mobility and strength
and feel HAPPY!
But we have to look at facts…
Someone came up to me yesterday and asked, “do we always have to do the same things at the gym, I want to do other things and have some variety”
GREAT POINT TO BRING UP
Basically, YES, we have to do the same things, in a progressive way, over and over again
As there are two laws we MUST follow to get results (by the way, when a theory is proven it becomes a law)
"The Law Of Specificity"
Briefly, you only get fitness improvements in the exact thing you are training.
Want to run faster? Practice running faster
Want to do more press-ups? Practice your press-ups
Want to lose fat? Burn more calories than you consume
We can’t go running and expect to be better at press-ups
We can’t eat a bucket of KFC a day and expect to lose fat.
Be specific, only train what you want to improve.
"The Law of Progressive Overload"
Again, very briefly, you must push the body to it’s capacity to signal it to improve
Want to run faster? Run faster than your last session, not the same pace
Want to do more press-ups? Do a couple more than your last session, not the same amount
Many, many people get stuck in a rut, and do the same workouts week in, week out.
You must overload your system week after week.
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This doesn’t mean training has to be boring or constantly painful though
Which is why we do squats, squats to boxes, squats to benches, squats with bands on, squat jumps, push sleds, split squats and lunges etc. etc.
This is called ‘same but different’ training
This satisfies the law of specificity AND makes training more fun
We also track our members best lifts on squat, bench press and deadlift
Then make sure they increase the amount on the bar each week
This satisfies the law of progressive overload and to be honest, makes training quite fun as you constantly see improvements!
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To sum up
Ricardo can think the sky is purple all day long, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s blue
Your mate can do Zumba and ‘juice detox’ all they want, it doesn’t change the fact that zumba isn’t tracked, isn’t progressive and a juice detox will stress the body rather than burn fat
Facts and laws dudes
Facts and laws
This is why I get so annoyed when I see people ‘program hopping’ from gym to gym, goal to goal
With no consistency brings no results.
If you want a program that uses evidence to help you progress
A program that will help you constantly improve and see a change (because we train specific to your goals)
Then start with our 6 week beginners program
If you email me back I’ll send you an info pack with the details
Raw Strength Gym