Recently, during my kettlebell training I had a realization that was a good reminder.  I had adopted a particular training methodology from a “guru,” someone who has had tremendous success and someone I respect a lot.  After hitting a training plateau and experiencing some shoulder issues, I decided to alter my training.  Essentially, I have found a method that feels better, makes a lot of sense and is getting me the results I’m after.  I was trying to train like someone who has a completely different structure than me, has a 500 pound deadlift and spends his days training.  I spend my days Rolfing and raising two crazy boys, with some training mixed in most mornings.

The message here is simple, there is never just one way to train.  Ultimately, every individual is different and needs to find what works best for them.  Just because some “guru” says; “this is the way,” does not mean that it is the only way, or the way that is best for you.  There are so many variables to consider; age, pre-existing health issues, structural limitations,  goals , job, stress levels, etc.

So, when someone is being very “black & white” about health and fitness, I would be wary.  Take into consideration individual variables and the fact that there is so much unknown out there.  Learn from your experiences, not just because someone “says so.”

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