Let's Talk about IG workouts for a sec.
First of all, let me say, there's nothing wrong with doing a random workout you found on your favorite IG Superstar feed.
No matter what it is, I rather see people get inspired and move more often than not.
However, the problem I have is with how misleading some of these workouts can be.
Specifically, the aerobic base jump up and down, crunch and twist style workouts my feed is plagued with.
Can you get sweaty and out of breath from doing them? Yeaa.
Can you burn a couple hundred calories? Absolutely.
Is it good for you? of course.
But, the reality is to build a physique with chiseled abs, trimmed waste, plunk butts, gain muscle in specific areas, get lean and strong would require specific and consistent workout routines.
Some people are blessed with greek of genetics and I'm talking about that person who thinks about training and gets lean or does arm day once and builds shoulders the size of Mount Everest.
However, most of us are not. There is a reason why a good looking muscular person doing body weight movement gains a ton of attraction on social media. I think it is because of the nature of human beings.
For some odd reason humans love looking at all kinds of things, like the concept, of the beautiful is that which pleases universally without a concept.
We love watching videos of beautiful people getting fit like the same way we enjoy looking at videos of cupcakes getting iced, enjoy looking at gothic churches, or synchronized swimming.
I can't tell you how many of my girlfriends spend their afternoons for years doing jumping jacks and crunches in their living room and then complain about not being able to get rid of the flab under arms or build a bigger booty.
These same girls are convinced that lifting isn't the answer. Probably these thoughts are being perpetuated by the exact kind of post and articles that I'm talking about here.
I know this because I've been one of those girls. I've done p90x, insanity, spent two hours on stairmaster, and endless crunches only to end up exactly where it started.
What's important here is for everyone to think rationally about the information that you're consuming and to be honest with yourself. To reiterate, there's nothing wrong if you like body weight and aerobic exercises, but don't be naive and think those are the workouts that have gotten some of these people the physique they advertise.
Hope that makes sense and if you have any questions drop them down below.