Top 5 New Year’s Fitness Scams! | DON’T BE FOOLED!

Top 5 New Year’s Fitness Scams! | DON’T BE FOOLED!


What’s up guys? I’m Scott from muscularstrength.com and
I want to officially welcome you to 2020 a new year has begun and for a lot of us, this is the time of year where we reflect
on ourselves and our past actions and tried to improve. So before we
get started with today’s video, talking about the top five
fitness scams to watch out for, I would love for all of you to comment
below what you hope to accomplish in this new year. It doesn’t
have to be anything crazy. It could be as simple as you want to spend
less time on your phone and more time connecting with your friends and family. I plan on reading all your comments
and by the end of the week, picking my favorite new year’s resolution
and will be personally sending you a week’s worth of healthy
meals from icon meals. Just my way of saying thank you
to all of you for your support. Now I could cook the meals
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the meals icon meals has to offer. And just to be clear, guys, I am an affiliate with icon meals
and you can use my code, MS10, for 10% off your entire order if you
decide to purchase them on your own. Number one, the at home
equipment scam guys, the dark side of the fitness industry
preys on the fact that they know you want to get in shape but also
exert minimal effort. And that is where devices like the
shake weight, electric AB exercises, the waist trimmer belts and Peck sculptor
for example, come from now, yeah, something is better than nothing, but devices like these would give
you a false sense of accomplishment. Take the shake weight. For example, if you spend the majority of your
time on the couch being lazy, then of course 10 minutes of activity a
day over the course of a month is going to yield the results. It’s all about how many calories
you’re burning versus consuming. But is this the solution to your
30 pound fat loss goal? Well, no, because after the first month you’re more
likely going to plateau on your weight loss until you clean up your diet and
introduce more intense training stimulus. Number two, the supplement store scam. So you enter a supplement store to get
your first bottle of protein because you heard it can help with gaining muscle, but things can start to get real intense
once you enter a supplements store. I actually heard a sales clerk once sell
protein to a guy to help with recovery, which is fine, but then walked him over to the counter
to sell him fat burners to burn more fat, then some pills to lose all his water
weight and then offered a mass gainer to help him build more muscle. It was ridiculous and you could tell the
sales guy didn’t know much about what he was selling, but knew that keywords like more muscle
fat burning and water weight would keep the customer’s interest. Remember that these guys are trying to
make a sale so they’ll tell exactly what your subconscious wants to hear and
that their other customers are having amazing results with the same supplements. Always remember that supplements
are not the solution to fitness. Can they help you? Absolutely, but only after you’ve got your nutrition
and training under control scam number three, the personal trainer package. It’s been a dry two months for personal
trainers everywhere and now they’re hungry to make some money. Believe me, I know I’ve worked in a commercial gym
for 10 years and there is nothing wrong with hiring a personal trainer.
All right? To be honest, the reason most beginner lifters fail
is because they have no guidance. So hiring someone knowledgeable
may just be what you need to help stay on track with your goals. But the problem is how
do you know who to trust? Trainers are not cheap, especially if you’re training
with them multiple times a week. And if Instagram has taught us anything,
anyone can become a personal trainer. So here’s my advice to you. Before
you whip out that credit card, request a fitness consultation. This is basically your opportunity to
interview your trainer and see what they know. Tell them about your goals,
any injuries you might have, what your diet’s like. Basically anything that helps them build
a profile of what they need to help you. Then ask for workout. If they begin by having you
squatting on a Bosu ball, grab your shit and run as
fast as you can. Okay. But if they bring you over and start
explaining compound lifts for muscle gain or functional training for fat loss,
then you’re on the right track. Guys, there’s no reason why a trainer should
be trying to impress you with weird exercises. In fact, if you guys have already sat with a
trainer and have a story to share, please comment below. I think it would be great for everyone
watching this video to read some real life scenarios of what to watch
out for. Scam number four, the custokebon secrets. Now, I actually found this scam starting in
late December because I noticed some interesting comments popping up on some
of my older videos. Believe it or not, I actually do go back and check comments
on older videos from time to time because sometimes I do find people who
need extra help and guidance and I want to help them, but what I started
to find about mid December, we’re fishing comments that were promoting
a special type of diet and training. For example, check this out. My mate laughed when I told him I was
going to be slimmer with just implementing custokebon secrets but after I
showed these people amazing effects right after I used it, they’re
begging me to tell him about it. Of course I won’t let them know the detail
about this diet plan and then I found this one. What is the best
way to lost a ton of weight? I read loads of good opinions on the
net about how Custokebon secrets can help you lost crazy amounts of weight. Has anyone tried using this
popular fat burn secrets, but the best part is that
they don’t put a link, which actually subconsciously
makes you want a Google search, what they’re talking about on
your own. That’s what I did. But what happens after you Google
search Custokebon secrets. Well, you get this page right
here guys. First of all, when a landing page for anything fitness
training or diet methods look like this, it’s a scam. Trust me. Look at
the top of the page. It says a warning. This is not for everyone. So
immediately they’re trying to exclude you would make you really want something
that you can’t have. It’s marketing 101 and
even though I know it’s a scam, I’m still intrigued to continue
reading just because of that warning. So let’s click continue and see what
this weight loss blueprint is all about. Once you click it, the first thing you see is a
cartoon image of a woman that says, regular diet looks like this. Keto
diet looks like that. To be honest, in my opinion, people ride the keto waves so hard
because it does the one thing most people need to do in order to lose weight. It drastically cuts down the
amount of carbs they’re consuming. The exact number is going to
be different for everyone, but when you go from eating, let’s
say 250 to 350 grams of carbs a day, down to about 20 to 50 grams a day,
you’re gonna see some big changes. But keto isn’t for everyone. And as soon as you stop focusing on low
carbs and start falling back into your old habits, you’re most likely going
to gain weight back again. However, if you just learned how to eat the things
you like to eat in the right portions, that’s a sustainable diet that you’re
more likely to adopt and follow for the rest of your lives. But more to the point is Custokebon
secrets really a scam? Well, yes and no from being honest. It’s more of like super click bait than
anything else because if you do decide to adopt Keto, you will see a change. But the problem is it’s not a secret. It’s not sustainable
longterm for everyone, and drastic measures are not
necessary to lose weight. And what all ultimately makes it a scam
for me and got it on this list is the marketing technique of using
the fake phishing comments. I mentioned earlier that I’m finding a
many of my old videos which are clearly fake accounts. That’s a very dishonest
way to market your program. Now before we get to the final scam,
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videos. All right, here we go. Number five the 2020
image scam. All right. It’s like I said before, this might blow
your mind a little so keep up with me. Now I don’t think the biggest fitness
scam to make the most money is going to be weight loss hacks or secrets. Guys. I think the biggest scam of 2020 is going
to be the continuous growth of the fat acceptance movement, Haze and pushing body positivity on our
kids and big brands taking advantage of it. Now, this might
sound mean but hear me out. You should never shame someone because
of how they look and notice I didn’t say I think at the start of that sentence
judging people based on looks is not right. But with that being said, if I see someone who is
way too skinny or obese, not saying something to try to help
them is just as bad in my opinion. I don’t consider that judgmental. Just like if I were about
to inflict harm on myself, you wouldn’t think it would
be judgmental to stop me. Right and guys being healthy doesn’t mean
you have to be ripped and muscular but it does mean that you need to be eating
healthy and have an active lifestyle and these things go hand in
hand with each other. But if we take a look at the current
trends of brands their selections of plus size
clothing have grown tremendously. For example, Lane Bryant now has a huge selection of
plus size gym clothes and even use this terminology in their marketing
like introducing the power legging, the fit you love. Now with a four inch high rise waistband
that holds you in and won’t roll down. So basically pants that can hold your
stomach in and give the illusion that you are a lot thinner than you
really are. Like I said, marketing opportunities guys. But
before this gets taken out of context, of course we should have clothing for
all shapes and sizes and clothing that actually fits. But when it comes to
business, it’s supply versus demand. And as movements like these continue to
gain momentum because everyone is too afraid to be politically correct
about our standards on health, companies are going to capitalize
because that’s just the way big business works. I think if 2019 showed us anything,
it’s that negativity and complaining. got us a lot more attention on social
media than being happy and positive. Who knows, maybe in 2020 gyms will get really smart
and start offering partial memberships where you pay for like 10 days a month
at a discount and the new slogan will be “Not shredded yet? That’s okay. You
don’t have to be, nobody’s perfect. So why should you be? Instead of fighting
it and consuming your entire life, trying to become something you can’t just
accept it and move on with your life. Oh, and check out our new plus size
clothing line by the protein bars. So my final thoughts, guys, never accept mediocrity and never accept
you cannot do something you’ve set your mind to. Just because it’s hard doesn’t
mean it’s unobtainable. In fact, the only things worth
reaching for are hard to get. That is what makes you feel so good
when you finally reach your goals and anything too good to be true probably is
there are no shortcuts or quick routes when it comes to fitness and a
goal in life for that matter, but fitness doesn’t have to be hard. All you need is consistency and you
don’t have to change all your habits overnight. Start off by trying to eat only one
cheat meal a day and going to the gym for about 20 to 30 minutes a
couple of times a week. Just get into the habit of eating
healthy foods and going to the gym. Don’t even think about the end result yet. Just start making healthy decisions
a part of your lifestyle. Then after a couple of weeks, you’re going to stop feeling really
motivated and want a bit more guidance and it’s at that point you
should start looking for a
structured program and if you bookmark this video, you can go in the info section below
and download my free program guarantee gains. I hope 2020 is the start of an amazing
year for all of you and I look forward to seeing all of your future
transformations and as always, more good stuff coming
soon. See ya. Hey guys, if you’re ready to take things
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