(By paying for fitness information, you’re essentially paying for the fitness ad types, you’re feeding the pockets of the people that scam you. How do they scam you? They sell information you can get for free, and you’re buying that information. They wrap it nicely, but the insides, are the same.
Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of fitness ad types, getting abs quick, getting a super workout that will get you huge for 5 minutes a day, etc, I didn’t know super-scientists found a new way to get huge in 12 days (I won’t name anything as I don’t like getting my ass sued). I’ve yet to figure out, how seemingly helpful these things are, but the first thing I always see, money.
I’ve had a few thoughts about these fitness ad types, and I’ve compiled some reasons to try and convince you, why paying for fitness and feeding the fitness ad, is wrong.
Fitness ad types that you probably believed before
Fitness ad 1: “Buy my product, it’s the best, informative, cheap, and awesome, here, some testimonials by real people!”
Say, for example, there’s a lot of advertisement, on a specific product; “Six-pack bypass, by Mick Chong” you’re enticed to enter the website, clicking on the ad, hoping for some way to get abs quickly and without effort, well, you’ll be sorely disappointed to just see another splash page full of information of why this product is so good and full of “sales” that are just ending this minute. You must think, I see this all the time, this must be good.
Why you are wrong: This only proves, this guy, has a lot of money for advertisement, a.k.a, people are buying his product, because he has so many advertisements, so he gets money and he gets it, endlessly, why? Because people are desperate for hope, they want to believe you can get 6-pack abs within a week. For example, Tina, is fat, a friend told her there’s a new type of low fat chocolate that drops 1 pound off her stomach every time she eats a piece. As ‘realistic’ as it may sound, Tina will have some doubts, but secretly, she’ll want to try it out. You see, we believe everyone we know is the authority on ‘how to do everything’, everyone, but ourselves. So if somebody tells you he’s bought the e-book and now he’s all muscles, you might believe it, that’s how website testimonials work.
All of these advertisements, they want to sell, how can they do it? By giving out genuine, real, fitness information? Or by being really persuasive and giving common information with a neatly packed package (fitness ad, splash pages, etc) with some sprinkles on top and a few lies to cover up the truth before the buyer is set in the trap?
Fitness ad 2: “Get six pack abs fast!”
So here we are, another splash page, but this one is so tempting! They’re promising I’ll get a six-pack within a week of training! They’re saying they have special 6-pack secrets! This must be a special new way of getting abs, I must buy this before other people know of it!
This fitness ad is especially retarded. The problem with people is, they aren’t smart.
No, really, 6-pack abs in a week? In a month? Some people won’t even get them in a year, this is a fitness ad type I keep seeing and it annoys me. You have to know your situation, is your training consistent? Is it right for you? Are you fat? How fat are you? Are you strong? Or are you just soft? Be realistic here, the answers are for yourself, for an average guy with a 4-pack and a small belly, it will take some weight loss and some crunches, you’ll get that 6-pack in a few months, I’d say 3~6 months. But this is just an example, my point is, getting abs is a journey of either losing weight or strengthening your core, or both. It takes time, sweat, effort, and for some, blood. (I hope not) It certainly doesn’t include clicking some fitness ad, watching a video and buying some strange product.
You CANNOT, and I can’t stress this enough, get 6-pack abs in a short while, and it won’t be easy, if it was that easy, everyone would have them, don’t get all hyped up with that fitness ad you just saw, it’s full of lies. You’ll just be sorely disappointed and think you’re just not capable of getting fit. It’s simply a matter of changing attitude, are you ready to put yourself into it? Or are you just rifling through some fitness ad so you can get a gimmick or a trick to easy muscles? Because trust me- there aren’t any.
Fitness ad 3: “Buy this special machine, it is so effective for getting abs, it’s.. uh.. magic!”
Oh my god, this looks so helpful! It’s a machine that gets you abs! Because there isn’t a single exercise or anything like that for my abs. They need a special ****ing machine to work and get stronger, it makes so much sense that this super-tastic ab machine will actually work.
So why is this fitness ad type evil?
Assuming the “AB-TASTIC-700-EXTREME-WORK-GT9-FOR-MEN” really does work and doesn’t exist solely for the purpose of annoying every non-visually impaired person in the entire planet. Assuming it does workout your abs and you do feel the burn, if you’re swimming in money, if you can’t breath because you have so much money down your throat, that’s cool, it is, you can buy anything and be happy with it.
But if you’re not literally drowning in money, don’t buy crap, things that promise big promises and cost big bucks only seem special and attractive due to the fitness ad you saw, it drew your attention and made you think it’s really worth it. If you’ve got a choice between buying a 10$ mat for some crunches and buying an AB machine for an “increased ab super duper extra splendid wondrous workout”, trust me, do the crunches, the effect is greater, and, whoop, it’s almost or completely free, hah.
That’s the best case scenario, you bought a machine for your abs, you have tons of cash, you can spend away as you wish. But what if the machine isn’t for your age group? What if it isn’t for your height? Your size? What if the machine is plain dangerous? What if it doesn’t even target the abdominals? What if you just fed that fitness ad, as a result it’ll show more often and more people will get hurt? You can get some pretty nasty spine injuries, back injuries, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, etc. So you might be paying money to essentially replace a great exercise that is done for free and is very effective (situps, crunches, here’s a video explaining proper crunch form ) or you might even be working out and making an effort for nothing. Worst case scenario, you might even develop an injury that will prevent you from working out altogether. Also, the ab fitness ad type is merely an example, this is a global issue.