I’m taking a moment to expand on my concerns with appearance-focused goals. I will always encourage clients to have less of an emotional attachment to aesthetics and to give more attention and awareness to the vision of the life they want to live, the things they want to do, and the experiences they want to have in a fitter body. That said, I understand context matters and everything is nuanced and situational.
If you haven’t seen the video I refer to, you can watch it here: My Response to Jillian Michaels’ Criticisms of CrossFit.
Do ego-driven goals lead to ego-driven training? (such as cherry-picking workouts, only training strengths, etc.)