Fitness (and life) Enablers – Jim Wendler

Fitness (and life) Enablers


  Enablers are people that allow you to continue your losing ways; babying you and bailing you out. Fitness enablers allow you to continue making the same mistakes and never having the guts to tell you where you really stand - never having the balls to let you know that you are screwing up or that you just might need to sweat if you want to lose these few pounds. In the fitness world, enablers are most apparent in the mainstream. These are companies that promise a physique change with a simple pill or 5 minute workout device. These are individuals selling a concept that assures "You won't have to change a thing!" in order to lose 50 pounds.  Most of us reading this recognize this. We all roll our eyes at the commercials and the magazine ads. We know it's not about a pill or a plastic ab machine. And there is a sense of pride in this because WE are not getting duped. Unfortunately, the enabler exists in the hardcore training world. In exists within training groups - guys too scared to tell the "top dog" that he isn't parallel when he squats. This happens all the time in powerlifting. A strong lifter "runs" a lifting group with young pups that follow his program and make sure his bench shirts are pulled down just right. This is the guy that rarely hits depth at a meet because his training partners are too busy being cheerleaders and Yes Men than be real training partners. The enabler exists in athletics. The coach, agent, friends and hanger-ons tell the athlete he is "goin' to the league". Keeps his head full of dreams, in the clouds, and not in the books and the work at hand. Bad grades? No worries, you're getting drafted. son.  Enablers exist as parents. Never letting the kids get hurt or fail. Welcome to the Participation Generation, now all grown up and crying about how HARD the world is. AMERICANS telling the world how HARD their lives are? Sad. Go get a rake and a shovel and learn to do some yardwork. This was supposed to be about fitness but got way off track. If you find yourself failing in any of the above remember that great lessons can be learned from: * Squats * Prowler pushes * Yard work * Volunteering at children's hospital A couple steady years of this would cure most of Yeast growing amongst the swinging richards. And we'd have some curb appeal, too.   Click Here to get the 5/3/1 2nd Edition Ebook