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There was a trend in the strength side of the fitness industry the past 5 years or so

People would want to show off their lifts in training

Constantly maxing out for instagram

-It led to many many people crashing and burning with their “lifting careers” due to major injury
Someone would get tens of thousands of followers for a big lift that went viral

They’d love the attention

They’d make noise about dominating the competition

-they’d get hurt, shit the bed at completions, and go dark on posting

Make a post months later how they moved on
The same thing became common in the bodybuilding industry as well

People would look FREAKY in training

Girls posting bodacious ass photos

People talking about the HUSTLE and GRIND and being a WARRIOR in the gym

-come contest (if they even show up), they look like shit
It’s always the same pattern

Young kids, usually early 20s, the attention goes to their head

They think being the strongest person in their local gym makes them important

-meanwhile, the true elite lifters work largely in silence for years and decades
This trend is not confined simply the fitness, Its every industry, I see it with young girls who think posting sexy photos represents self-confidence and self-esteem

I see it with the man-sphere With the wannabe alpha chest beating

People signaling for social status
Best lesson-

When you are authentically living something, talking about it is a secondary priority (if it’s a priority at all)

Practical lesson-don’t social media distract you from real life
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