The internet, a place where opinions of plenty can be found.
Some useful, others good and a rare few are true.
When this comes into the realm of fitness there are some things that can easily be separated, often this can be done by asking a few deeper questions, ascertaining proof of result or something similar.
As far as coaching goes we can know a lot, yet how much of that did we ever apply?
There is something to be said for walking the walk, after all if you’re goal is to squat 900lbs you won’t ask someone who’s only every squatted 200lbs to train you. Like it or not that’s the reality, now does that mean that there isn’t a rare or exceptional coach out there who only squats 200lbs and has coached lifters to squat over 900lbs, of course not, however I have yet to meet or even hear of that person yet.
That doesn’t mean they don’t or won’t exist, they just seem to be alluding us at present.
Dedicating your life to a cause gives you perspective.
Perspective is a very useful thing to have, it provides us with answers to questions we didn’t even know to ask and that is invaluable. The only kicker is that to achieve this there needs to be a sacrifice, a trade off as it were and a lot won’t pay it, this is fair enough because not everyone wants that kind of life, yet we’d do well to remember that people that do choose the route with the most sacrifice and cost to their personal self will have insight into things we’ll struggle to comprehend or even belief as real.
A world filled with exceptional people, well, exceptional to those who didn’t make the sacrifices, yet amidst those that did these people aren’t exceptional, they’re just other people like them ad they look up to the rare few that went even further, what you’d call their exceptions.
Fitness, like life is less a case of ‘exceptions to the rule’ and more akin to ‘exceptions to your rules based on where you currently stand.’.
Step up to a different level and you’ll find new rules, no longer are you the exception as the game has now changed, exceptional is now your new normal, are you ready for that sacrifice?
Some are, many aren’t and that my dear readers is life.