The one size fits all (or most) thing can come in handy when it comes to things like fitted hats – which I have a few of, but when it comes to fitness and training – well that definitely shouldn’t apply.
You may have seen that before in some places -where they try and force you into one line of thinking when it comes to training maybe – but definitely when it comes to nutrition.
In the past, it’s something that I have even been guilty of myself to a degree.
But luckily, with 15.5 years of experience at DPM (and 20.5 in total in the fitness industry), comes a little bit of understanding that things aren’t always black and white when it comes to each person and their training.
That’s why these days you won’t see me pushing one particular way of eating over another.
Sure, I have my preferences for what works, but even that has changed over time.
Most things can work to a degree.
And whether that be paleo, low carb, counting your macros (calories), sugar free or whatever – the important thing is to find what works for you.
I still like carb cycling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lose weight without that approach.
Same goes for training.
There’s some exercises that I don’t believe should be done, but not everyone thinks the same.
I’d like to think I’m right, but even if I’m not 100% of the time, I’d rather be a little cautious.
Case in point why we haven’t do sit ups or crunches for years and years – I’ve seen enough evidence that they are not a healthy option – especially for someone who spends most of their day seated.
All in all, I like to think that we allow people to be a little different.
Some exercises don’t work for some people – so they do alternatives.
So find what works for you, and if you do it often enough – you’ll end up making progress with your fitness.
It’s kinda simple when we break it down like that don’t you think?