|Clearly, I don't know how to take selfies or a straight photo.|
Of course I don't think all IG accounts are scams and there are a lot of amazingly inspiring "success stories" out there but unfortunately the Internet is still filled with accounts that are just full of crap. Pure crap.
I'm not just talking about progress pictures either. Videos and blogs flood the Internet produced by people claiming they know what they're doing. Are there certified fitness professionals behind these posts? Some, yes. Are there individuals who are maybe not certified but have a fair amount of knowledge about nutrition and/or lifting technique? Sure. Are there people who know absolutely nothing about technique/nutrition making health related posts? Yes. Yes, there are people like that on the Internet and those are the people I'm talking about.
I'm sure you're thinking, "Annie, why do you care what others are posting?". I care for many reasons. My primary reason being safety. I'd never want any of you (yes, YOU, even though we may not personally know each other) to perform a move incorrectly and risk injury or to try an unsafe diet because some guy/girl with flat abs told you that's what they do.
I don't want anyone being tricked into believing false information especially when it comes to your health. It's one of my goals to provide factual, useful information on this blog so you can make informed decisions about your diet and your training. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it's like the old proverb goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
|A little humor for you|
Below are some of my favorite accounts. Are they all fitness professionals? No. But they are all accounts that I have found useful for the reasons mentioned above. Take a look!
- Bret Contreras
- Mama Laughlin
- Diane Sanfilippo
- Jill Coleman
- Jen Sinkler
- Jessie Deye
- Krissy Mae Cagney
Oh yea, follow me too while you're at it!
Your turn: Do you have a favorite InstaGram account you follow for fitness/health information, motivation or entertainment?