Just another quick post from me.
For those of you who don’t know me,or those who haven’t been reading my blog for a while, you might not know that I am a crazy workoutholic.
Is that even a word? Wokoutholic?
Let’s say that it is now.
Anyway, I started out with running, moved on to basketball, then got back into running and swimming, and I’ve bounced around with yoga, parkout, weight lifting, and many other sports and sport-related endeavors.
Every time I started something new I either got a trainer or looked things up online.
Funny thing is: MANY OF THE ONLINE THINGS ARE COMPLETELY WRONG.
I’ve followed some online advice in a very popular yoga blog to a T, and ended up injuring myself.
Not because I was prone to injury (I asked my doctor), but because the moves and practices that this “trainer” recommends for beginners are complete and total trash.
I said it.
After injuring myself I’ve been careful with the advice I’ve found on the internet and I’ve found a couple things that seem to work for me:
- Don’t trust everything you see.
- Double check your information.
- Only trust a couple sites.
Now, you might be wondering, what sites do you trust?
My most recommended site is bodybuilding.com, which is sort of weird because I’m not a bodybuilder, but most of the info on that site is solid.
I also highly recommend a less known site called workoutHQ.org.
The owner of the site actually knows what he’s talking about, and when he doesn’t know what he’s talking about (for example when talking about the best stretching machines) he brings in specialist and people who do know what they’re talking about.
I also recommend checking out reddit’s r/workout subreddit.
Usually I don’t like reddit because of the hivemind mentality and the crazyness that goes on there (at least it’s not 4chan), but for this topic this sub is actually quite knowledgeable and helpful.
Just make sure to read the sidebar and search before you ask any dumb questions ya noobs. 😉
Anyway, that’s the end of my rant for today. I hope you found it somewhat useful/entertaining/enlightening/thoughtful/whatever else you want to call it.