(ThyBlackMan.com) So you’ve joined a fitness group on social media or some of those ‘before and after’ body transformation pictures have convinced you to set new fitness goals. Sounds great, but before you jump into anything, have you asked your body whether it will support the idea in the long run, or you’re just overestimating your strength just because all those who do it are humans, so you can also do the same. Here are 6 worst health fads you should ditch without an excuse.
1. Boot Camps
In late 90’s fitness boot camps brought military training closer to the public. Soon it became a hot trend and many people, especially men, started showing their interest in fitness boot camps where they are trained for a certain period (3-8 weeks) to achieve several health goals including weight loss. These boot camps often involve ex-military instructors and later, almost anyone with a strong physique collaborated with like-minded people and started their own boot camps. Generally, boot camps are not a bad idea to gain strength, but in most of the cases, they fail to recognize specific needs of individuals. Therefore, people who overestimate their fitness try to push themselves too far which is dangerous.
2. Hot Yoga
People don’t listen to their body when an instructor consistently asks them to go deeper in yoga. Most of the time, people even fail to use their common sense and injure themselves. Hot yoga is one of the most popular trends among people who like to try traditional ways to stay fit. During a 1 to 2-hour class, participants’ body temperature rises consistently. Most of the time, body temperature reaches 103-degree which is close to the 104-degree zone considered dangerous by doctors. Some men believe this type of yoga is good for sex life, but in reality, it does more harm than good.
3. Absurd Fitness Products