1. Remember that video is a snap shot of one workout in one day of that athlete's life. You have no idea how that workout fits into their training schedule of that week, that month, that year, or even their 4 year cycle.
2. People are at different points in their technical proficiency and mastery.
3. Things are generally played up when they know they are being filmed. Take it all with a grain of salt.
4. If they claim to eat x number of ridiculous macros in one meal or one day, know that they are likely playing it up to be dramatic. A 170lb athlete doesn't consume 4000 calories day in and day out all year around.
5. Remember that everyone is also in different points in their training age. If you are a beginner, don't try to mimic what the seasoned athletes are doing. Hire someone to help you figure out how to properly plan out your training so you A. don't get hurt and B. Set yourself up for success better than trying to do what someone who's been doing your sport for a significantly longer period of time is doing.
5. Remember that people do dumb crap. Some people have horrible execution. Some people have poor instruction. Educate yourself. Follow your own plan. Don't do dumb stuff.
Moral of the story: Think before you try to integrate a exercise or workout into your normal training regime. Just because all of the athletes are doing it, doesn't mean it's what's best for you.
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