‘Bros’ are often the butt of jokes in the fitness and bodybuilding community. They’re usually ridiculed for their lack of validity when they make recommendations about training that are either not sound or without sufficient evidence to back them up. I personally like the science aspect of training. It’s why I went to university and it allows me to apply some scientific reasoning to the things that I do with my body, whether that’s the biomechanics of a movement that loads the targeted muscle most effectively or my understanding of nutritional principles and supplementation. I’ll be honest, I’m no geek, but I do enjoy learning and it’s this capacity to want to learn that keeps my progress coming.
One thing I’ve come to recognise is that people have different experiences. A bro may not always be able to give you scientific facts to prove their recommendations but consider this; that very same bro may have years of experience. They might have tried something time and time again and received the same results. In reality, that’s science on a very basic level. I guess what I’m getting as is that science in all its glory and wonder is more often than not the brainchild of someone who has the means to investigate a theory.
I watched the below seminar with George Farah and Kai Greene who I have the upmost respect for. There’s something about his whole persona that makes me want to achieve. I took a lot of things from the seminar, many of which aren’t based on much, if any scientific fact, but are based on years of experience. That’s not to say that I agree or disagree with everything that’s said but a lot of it isn’t well researched – at least not yet.
If there’s no science to back the theory, does that mean that the theory is without science? - Just some food for thought.
I suppose the wise thing to do is try to formulate your own opinions on theories and see if you can understand the logic rather than just following blindly. If you have time, watch the seminar.