The 5 Worst Pieces of Fitness Advice

The 5 Worst Pieces of Fitness Advice


  1. Hmm. Once again Bob uses language that disgusts Brad. 🙂 40 minutes 4-5 x a week?? Very few people can or will stick to that, especially if they are over age 50 and/or have back or joint issues. Also, as studies have shown, once a day for 20-30 minutes 3-4 x a week or 15-20 minutes daily 7 times a week is almost as good as long as they are in their target heart range and will stick to it, along of course with a healthy diet. You probably won't concur, but it's what people will stick with "for life" that is better than anything else – just like with how people eat or diet. It needs to be consistent and for the long term, taking into account a person's physical conditions. Brad said "We've been in therapy a long time." I can believe that. 🙂 🙂

  2. Yep, in your 20's you definitely don't have to worry about the dietary stuff anywhere near as much. Middle age however? That's a whole other ball game. LOL!!!!!

  3. I lost 55 pounds (it took a year) and didn’t do one bit of added exercise. I’m pretty active for a 53 year old woman. But I’ve learned, you cant out exercise your fork!

  4. “I know a guy from my CrossFit class that has the same herniated disc that you have and he does squats, so you can do them too. You don’t need to listen to your sports and pain management doctor.” — a coworker doing CrossFit for less than a year.

  5. Hey Bob and Brad, What’s wrong, when when you lay on your left side you get an ache/pain in your chest and when breathing, but when your sitting vertically it doesn’t hurt as bad except for a pain in the upper left of your back?
    Best wishes

  6. Hahaha, Great Video, I love the way you explain how some exercises can be harmful and give alternatives. Happy new year and best wishes for 2019!

  7. Hey guys ypur videos have really helped.
    Could you do a video of a good lengthy daily stretch routine, for someone who has around half an hour to do it thanks.

  8. It’s true with age it differs. In my 20’s I could eat anything and I wouldn’t gain weight. I’m 34 and I have to be a little more careful because I can easily put on weight now. I exercise a lot and I find that it’s true to exercise anytime you can. There’s different benefits to exercises at different times and people have different preferences. Personally, I enjoy mixing it up, but mostly at afternoon & night. Your videos are great and very helpful

  9. While we're on the subject of hurting the lower back and spine, any abdominal exercise where you lay on the floor can also be really bad unless you keep that back flat on the floor, tuck your chin if your back bothers you or keep your head down so you don't pull on your neck, and really make sure you're working on just the ab muscles.

  10. I can try the same workout in the morning that I typically do in the evenings & I can’t go as long or as fast. I don’t know what it is about me, but the only exercise I can do early before work is yoga.

  11. I exercise the way brad does. One intense day a week with plenty of time to recover…the rest of the days swimming basketball jogging.

  12. If I weigh myself Friday, I do all my lifting early in the week. By Thursday I'm a vegetarian. I eat my steak on the days I lift. I lost 40 pounds this way.
    Monitor salt intake, eat a Banana the day before you weigh yourself. Drink plenty of water.

  13. 5:55 pizza and mountain dew is great fuel for any distance over 30km in my not so humble opinion. My first marathon distance, I had to stop and eat a whole pizza half way. That said, if you want to eat terribly, you should be looking at 600 mi/1000 km minimum a year or you will get fat on that diet 🤣

  14. Since the 1970's there has an obsession with "Low Fat," which in turn created foods that are packed full of sugar. I am NOT a proponent of "Sugar Free," either as they usually contain basically poisons and make your body crave more calories. Mindful and educated eating helps you at least eat healthfully.

  15. I was reading some research recently and it said that when you practise physical exercise, diets can be easier to maintain, at least for some people. This was not being described as a physiological process, but merely a psychological process. Therefore, yes physical exercise is not as relevant as dieting for weight loss, however, it offers psychological benefits and it should be given as much importance as dieting (unless the subject doesn't need any psychological support for diet maintenance, which I think is rare).

  16. Hello an hour south from Seattle , jog 5 miles a day and in shape. I use your channel a lot and it’s helpful. Just used the video on planter ligament care and rehab. Across the grain message worked well

  17. There's no such thing as a diet there's only lifestyles. Age is no excuse I use it as motivation. When I was 20 I could bench this or run 3km in this amount of time I'm 31 now and I worked towards beating my 20 year old self and for most lifts and runs I did. It just ment getting my nutrition right and being smart. Ps I workout at 8pm. Because of work

  18. You remember John Sarno's book, Mind Over Back Pain where he theorized that a chronic pain developed due to lack of oxygen in tissues brought on by stress and tension? Well, maybe he was partly right, and the most interesting idea I have seen regarding the injury and recovery of tissues and bones in which blood flow is not that great from the start is that the same diet related processes that contribute to atherosclerosis and dementia also cut the circulation to those tissues and result in injury, arthritis and osteoporosis. The research is clear that eating animal products, oil, and salt are detrimental to blood flow and damage the endothelial cells lining the cardiovascular system which then results after years in a coronary event and other chronic illness. Good diet and exercise can improve the blood flow, and the whole plant food diet reduces the inflammation that are to blame for those issues. Therefore, those who eat a high carb diet, low fat, whole plant food diet every day like the Okinawan centenarians or the Tarahumara long distance athletes will have the best circulation and best recovery and healing. Of course there are fit people who eat meat etc, but we don't want to be like Jim Fixx and in good shape til the day we prematurely drop dead of a heart attack or start having other issues like injuries or even cancer. There are many reasons to eat whole plant foods and avoiding cancer is one more, and there is really nothing in the CBC and other common blood tests that will tip you off til too late that you have cancer. Heart disease is our leading killer and is 100% diet related, any of the levels on lab tests your doctor says are "normal" are only OK to people in a world where normal is sick and on the way to disease. Are you really sure your lab results are good? If your tot. cholesterol is not below 150 for a significant period of time without drugs then you should consider dropping the animal product. What about your WBC? If you are not below 4 then this primary marker of inflammation can be telling you something. I wouldn't just assume everything is fine based on the CBC and your doctor's advice. Have you had the latest scan of your heart arteries to detect problems? I certainly hope you are very healthy and wish you the best, but the research is clear that those eating the whole plant food diet live longer and have much less chronic illness. See Dr. Michael Greger on for more homework on this subject.

  19. Weight gain is about insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, etc. and NOT calories.
    Sugar: The Bitter Truth
    Low Thyroid Causes Weight Gain

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