Another rant from the curmudegeon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Why do the hucksters continue to use nonsense marketing phrases such as "body sculpt' "toning" "fat burning workouts" and the "super secret to fat loss only I know". I admit they must be making money with looking at the production vales and associated costs of their TV infomercials or even shows on Fit TV which are basically adverts for their DVDs. None of them whom I have review have created any break through or new workout programmes , all they done is repackage or reorder things which are in the public domain. The workouts which are being sold are available for free but free does not have the cachet that what you purchase does.
I find it interesting that the old things which have always worked are now enjoying a rebirth. Ketlebells have been around since the 19ty Century, all the old time strongmen used them. Now all of a sudden Indian clubs are the flavour of the month with Clubbells being sold at exorbitant sums as if they were a new thing. I have a PDF copy of a manual for Indian Club training which was published in 1866 and can purchase a reprint of one published in 1910 at the cost of $15 and change plus shipping. What goes around comes around. Bodyweight training is also a current new fad with everything from TacFit, Crossfit and even TRX which is a form of assisted bodyweight training.
In the final analysis it all works IF you do it but there is no "magic bullet" "magic pill" or "magic workout" it is all about getting sweaty and tired and knowing at the end of a workout you challenged your body and you won so you can go out and challenge it again.