The red and blue pill question was about as simple as it gets. Yet there were still plenty of guys, who could not just answer "red" or "blue".
"I'd take both."
"I would mix both."
"I wouldn't take either." What the fuck did you chime in for then? Jesus Christ.........
"I would take the strong pill, and then diet." Wasn't a fucking option!
"I'd do this, I would do that."
Let's rewind. It was a very simple question that gave you two options. Yet lots of people could not just answer it. A woman's record holder in powerlifting sent me a message regarding the conversation, telling me........
The people replying to your post make even less sense than the post itself.
The skewed initial question aside, the obvious point is that you have to pick ONE.
"I'LL TAKE THE STRONG PILL AND THEN DIET. LOL."
The biggest thing that stood out to me was that it was such a simple question, yet some people deliberated about it incessantly, or just changed to options that weren't even on the table. It's not that hard of a question to answer really. Not in my opinion anyway. You've got two options. Pick one. No need to explain shit, and you don't have other options.
It made me realize however, no wonder so many people can't either stay on a training program, or can't get on board with one, or just can't slave away on some basic principles for a long period of time. I mean, it was two options. TWO. And some people had to still bastardize those two options, even though there really wasn't other options.
"Well I make my own options."
Get the fuck outta here.
I'm not trying to throw people under the bus, I'm trying to help show you that often times your training is in a funk because you present yourself with options that shouldn't be there, or aren't there at all. You create a larger paradigm about your training that you need to, or feel something "more" is warranted.
It's not. My last article was about that. Training is so simple, yet we have a billion boards on the net packed with training talk and information and there is this mass confusion about what works and what doesn't.
Really? How did this happen?
It's because so many people don't believe it can be that damn simple. No one ever got it when Jim and I blasted the whole "weak point training" bullshit, and told folks "just get stronger."
The question we often received back from that answer was even more absurd.
"What does that mean, just get stronger?"
Really? You don't know what that means? It's not a trick question. You can take it at face value. Just get stronger. Keep working. Stop expecting results in 5 minutes, or even 5 weeks. Stop trying to fix shit that isn't broken with such nonsense as weak point training or believing in bullshit like CNS burnout, and that it's the reason you aren't as strong as you want to be. They aren't options to pick from, because they don't even fucking exist.
Stop trying to base the effectiveness of a training model based on three weeks. There's going to be times where you bust ass for 10 weeks and you may not see a huge improvement in something. You can't add 50 pounds to your lifts a year. It's not going to happen. It doesn't have anything to do with options or the wrong routine, it has to do with the nature of training and the ebb and flow of your training life. The longer you train, the closer you get to your genetic limit. The closer you get to your genetic limit, the slower the rate of gains. It's that simple.
Second, stop trying to bastardize a knowledgeable and seasoned lifters well thought out program, because you think you know better. Yes, I often tell people to ask for forgiveness rather than permission, but if you are running 5/3/1 or my program or WSB or whatever, run that shit as outlined for an extended period of time, then make ONE ADJUSTMENT that you think might help. Not two, not five, not seventeen. ONE. And see what happens over a sufficient period of time.
I don't want people to be robots, however I also see how just how ridiculous people can get about things that I see as being so simple. I mean, option 1 or option 2.
"I'll take option 3"
"It's not there."
"It's not there."
Round and round and round and round..........
Training is simple. Eating is simple. Conditioning is simple.
Stop making it more complicated than it is. That, or just find someone to kick you in the nuts until you stop the nonsense.