In the past two entries, I've identified my two, large problems: lack of good information and far-less than ideal people disseminating it. There is a third and final problem that I see with the industry and I've pondered this problem for quite some time how to word it properly: the people that the fitness industry is selling to. I wonder how this industry will continue to exist in the larger culture it's part of.
Oddly enough, my two favorite blogs to read about strength training are intensely different from one-another. The first is Chaos and Pain. The Second is Body Tribe. The latter does about a good of a job reaching out to the 85% discussed in the last entry as anyone in the subculture. The former generally could care less if they come along or fall off a cliff...their choice.
I can see the logic of both points of view and how neither will particularly work well to get people moving properly. While the inspiration of this article delves into the psychological aspects of how to get people physically right, I generally disregard such a direction. Yes, people have emotional issues that hold them back from being better movers. Still, people long ago had these issues and they didn't become diseased, eating-disordered sloths because they weren't happy. Clearly something has changed and that change is that people become this way because they can. I said it in the first entry and it probably explains most of why the fitness industry doesn't work: the larger culture sabotages it. Our societies give people the option to remain weak, lazy, dumb to the facts, and they don't have to listen to what us 15% say about getting moving. If you're reading this then chances are that you are the aforementioned 15% and you're here because you want to be here.
|Am I the only one who despise that these were even thought up?|
|Yeah, I bet they would have opted for a desk job too!|
What's also happened to people that makes getting them to accept fitness is another larger issue that we may have all noticed but not really been able to put into words. With things like this, we have to be open-minded to all sources of information so that we can find the right way to put this into words. I happened to find it while researching knife fighting on Youtube. Even if you have no interest in the subject, just scroll ahead to 12.10 and pay attention...
|I may have identified a cause for that...|