March 12, 2023

We underestimate what our body is capable of doing and overestimate how much we need to do

Activity porn is as problematic as photoshop when it comes to perception of fitness and body image. 

What you don’t need:
1. Globe shaped shoulders
2. A sculpted abdomen
3. Run distances over 2-3 kilometers
4. More than 40-45 mins working out

What you do need:
1. Reasonable body composition with body fat levels not exceeding 20-25% 
2. A combination of upper body and lower body strength
3. A reasonable amount of walking at a brisk pace for 30-35 mins a day

Most of the content you see posing as necessary for health, wellness or fitness is overkill and counterproductive. Do the least amount of work you need to get the job done.

About Adarsh

- I run a strength and conditioning facility in Chennai, India
- I work with my clients to make training and eating for better body composition a part of everyday life
- I coach online and in-person
- I design and manufacture strength training equipment for use in our strength training facility