Whether you’re totally new to the gym or have plenty of experience, you’ve likely struggled with trying to make sense of conflicting diet, training, and supplementation advice.

No matter where you go online, for instance, you’re sure to find seemingly-credible people with completely different and often contradictory viewpoints and suggestions. 

Instagram influencer XYZ says the key to losing fat is a keto diet, with a strict 6-hour eating window on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

But Fitness Blog #532 of Guru Zed claims that studies show you can get ripped eating all of the carbs you’d like on any schedule you’d like. The key, he claims, is you just have to stop eating harmful, gut-destroying lectins found in nutritious foods like tomatoes, potatoes, beans, and peanuts.

In fact, if you look hard enough in this space, you can find someone with bonafides making a seemingly plausible argument for doing just about anything you can imagine to boost fat loss and muscle growth.

How do you separate the sheep from the goats? How do you know who to trust?

That’s exactly what I’m discussing with this episode’s podcast guest, Christian Finn. In case you’re not familiar with Christian, he’s a researcher and writer who holds a masters degree in exercise science and is the creator of Muscle Evo and Gutless, a science-backed nutrition system for getting rid of fat. His work has been featured in Men’s Health, Vice, BBC TV, as well as Jonathan Goodman’s PTDC.

In this episode, we chat about . . .

  • The cyclical nature of fads and fitness info
  • Why expectations matter and the necessity of accepting diminishing returns
  • How to separate the charlatans from the experts
  • “Shiny object syndrome”
  • When to change your mind and why your views should evolve over time
  • When and why to switch training programs
  • And more . . .

So if you’ve ever wondered why there’s so much conflicting advice out there, and how you can be sure you’re not getting hoodwinked, listen to this episode.

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6:43 – How did you use your time during COVID differently?

15:23 – Where should people start to get more progress?

22:31 – How does a person separate the wheat from the chaff?

34:38 – How do you deal with that process of changing your mind?

39:54 – What are some of the barriers people experience from conflicting ideas on fitness advice? When should someone consider switching training programs?

Mentioned on The Show: 

Christian Finn’s Website & Books

Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!