So it’s with a lack of celebrity or fame I thought I’d put together a little and brief ‘endorsement’ list. A proper reem one I believe is what they say.
I endorse sustainable change. The stuff that gets you doing things for a long long time. This involves looking at your current habits and behaviours and adjusting them. Not just telling you to do something and hope you just stick to it.
If it was that simple everyone would be winning. A lot of PTs promote themselves on that small handful of people that just did what they said. If I give 100 people the same diet and training I will get a couple of very good results from those that are willing just to do whatever.
I endorse food, calories as your primary goal and protein your secondary most important goal. Get them right and you’ll be progressing. Most people I deal with are simply looking at cosmetic improvements (which as a nice by-product if done properly will improve your health). Carbs and fats in a nice mixed and varied ratio to make up the calories left give people a good ability to be metabolically flexible (the ability to switch between fat and carb metabolism).
I endorse supplements IF and ONLY a supplement is required within someone’s nutritional regime and goals. Replacing food with supplements is something I don’t typically endorse, in various special circumstances I may. Certainly replacing meals with ‘shakes’ should be reserved for people who are malnourished for general health or their goals (that includes very big bodybuilders).
I endorse training that people enjoy. That means for the most part people achieving something from it. If theirs no benefit being seen for something that’s fundamentally challenging, time consuming and hard work people will eventually quit.
I endorse education. As they say. Teach someone to fish and they will be fed for a lifetime. Coaches shouldn’t be a lifelong necessity for the general public, an indulgence perhaps but not a necessity.
Obviously a far from comprehensive list of things but some of the things I endorse and believe in.