We have a problem in the modern world of health and fitness.
Because of the rise of the internet and the easy access to information, more people now than ever are able to sell workout and training programs with absolutely no credentials or knowledge about what they are selling.
Just because someone has a great body does not mean that you should take advice from them about your health and fitness.
Today, I want to address a couple of the biggest problems that I see in most training programs out there today and a couple of things that you can do to fix them.
1. A Focus on Weight Not Form
Another way to put this… ego lifting.
Every time I walk into the gym I see some poor soul deadlifting 400 lbs. with terrible form, ruining their back and damaging their joints more than they can realize right now.
They would be much better off if they would set their ego aside and lift a weight that they can handle properly.
Most modern training programs put a greater emphasis on weight lifted than form and this is totally backward.
2. Improper Warm Up and Recovery
If you are serious about your health and want to be as athletic as possible while remaining injury free, then you have to make sure that you take your recovery as seriously as you take your actually lifting time.
You need to warm up properly before every gym session and finish it off with at least 15 minutes of foam rolling and stretching.