Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Scams of the Fitness Industry
#41
Hmmm ... sorry, but I feel like everyone is trying to derail this thread.

Back on the topic of 'Scams of the Fitness Industry', I would like to expand on one of the initial ones I raised.

"Exercise to lose weight".

This is primarily aimed at fitness trainers and purveyors of exercise machines. Such people show examples of people who have actually lost enormous amounts of weight, but then lay all the thanks to some exercise program/machine. The exercise program/machine had no effect. It is a scam.

I say this as someone who once lost 30kgs in 3 months. What I learnt was: exercise to lose weight is a scam.

When you listen to actual scientists, they will say exercise is very beneficial, for general health; but for weight loss, is not so effective.
Reply
#42
(12-05-2018, 11:57 PM)Simple Simon Wrote: Hmmm ... sorry, but I feel like everyone is trying to derail this thread.

Back on the topic of 'Scams of the Fitness Industry', I would like to expand on one of the initial ones I raised.

"Exercise to lose weight".

This is primarily aimed at fitness trainers and purveyors of exercise machines. Such people show examples of people who have actually lost enormous amounts of weight, but then lay all the thanks to some exercise program/machine. The exercise program/machine had no effect. It is a scam.

I say this as someone who once lost 30kgs in 3 months. What I learnt was: exercise to lose weight is a scam.

When you listen to actual scientists, they will say exercise is very beneficial, for general health; but for weight loss, is not so effective.

Bro 30kg in 3 months did you only eat a tin of tuna a day?
Reply
#43
^ Nah, I just did 30 mins on the AbDoer 3 times a week.
Reply
#44
In an article on Intermittant Fasting on the site (https://nattyornotforum.com/showthread.php?tid=14) some great comments, which matched my experiences in losing weight. And re-iterate that exercise to lose weight is one of the biggest scams of the fitness industry.

“I did no cardio.
Fat loss is 99.9% diet, specifically, total calories.”

“Reduce my exercise to practically nothing”

“Ditch cardio unless you simply love doing it. Cardio tends to increase appetite and your ROI with cardio is terrible in terms of calorie burn for time invested”

“Diet is 99.9% when it comes to fat loss. Exercise burns very few calories.”

“In the end it all comes to calorie control
You should do cardio for health reasons”

“It's like the old "if you do HIT workouts" you burn fat for 48 hours....shown to be B*S*
Calories is 99.999%”
Reply
#45
People in the Fitness industry are dedicated to clean, healthy living, so would never use steroids.

To me, this is a bigger scam than steroids in bodybuilding. Everyone knows huge bodybuilders take drugs, a lot of them all but admit it. But there is an actual belief in the public that the physiques of fitness models and entertainers are attainable through diet and exercise. And the fitness industry plays this up as much as possible.
Reply
#46
Fitness is not about health anymore than capitalism is about personal progress and socialism is about justice and equality. The goal is not to be healthy but to create a look that brings you validation, admiration and material benefits such as money, sex...etc.
Reply
#47
(12-06-2018, 05:28 AM)Brett Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 11:57 PM)Simple Simon Wrote: I say this as someone who once lost 30kgs in 3 months. What I learnt was: exercise to lose weight is a scam.

Bro 30kg in 3 months did you only eat a tin of tuna a day?

Basically, I just stopped eating.

But hey, at least you know weight loss is 99.999% diet.
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)