This is a very complex question that will be asked for generations to come, I’m sure. But the simple answer really is, who cares? No one should be cheating at all. All it does is create mistrust, hinder growth and affect you mentally and physically. And if you are going to take your relationships seriously, you should want nothing but the best, with the gym.
When working out you need to trust the process, fitness is one of the few things in life that you cannot cheat. You’re either fit, or you’re not. So here are a few things that need to stop if you really have a serious commitment to reaching you goals.
If you decide to cheat in the gym by skipping sets or reps, or not doing as much as you’re supposed to do, then you are only suffering yourself. By not completing the reps and sets necessary you are cheating yourself out of the full workout therefore you won’t receive the full gains that you believe you deserve.
Pretending that you gave it your all in sessions will only hinder your growth, and leave you to become mistrustful in the gym process. Even if you spend hours in the gym, that doesn’t automatically translate into results if you are not putting in the work. So don’t cheat yourself out of the benefits of putting your all into sessions.
Having a great relationship with the gym on social media is great and all. But if you are not nurturing the relationship with actual effort, your goal will become as real as a pair of silicone implants. Taking nothing but selfies at the gym does nothing for you goal, you’re simply keeping up pretences by but not actually working towards anything except the perfect pose. So if you’re already taking the time to go to the gym, why cheat yourself out of the benefits- and I don’t mean a few likes for the gram.
So when it comes down to who cheats more between men or women. It really doesn’t matter, because at the end of the day, you both end up losing out on something great. So if you really want to progress and have something real and substantial, remain faithful to the process, always give it your all, and make sure it has more value than ‘just likes for the gram’.
Fitness professional, studied health and fitness for a large portion of my life , even completed my degree in Sports Science. I am currently based in Barbados and just wanted a platform to be able to share and involve anyone who is interested in health and fitness and might not know where to go or how to begin.