This post may seem a little controversial but I just wanted to share my thoughts with you guys. In by no way do I want this to come across as negative, I try and keep my space a positive place! Just something I wanted to share with you all.
I've noticed a huge shift at body power.
Years a go it was a place filled with IFBB Pros and so many inspirational people, there was a real buzz and you would happily que to get some wise words in with real athletes you look up to.
Now it seems to be filled with reality tv stars, social media stars and the real essence of bodybuilding has gone.
I've noticed this same shift on IG, I can't go onto a popular page without seeing the same looking people, in the same clothes, drinking the same protein, posting the same butt videos. This is what is popular now. Whereas the accounts that give you solid advice, real knowledge on how to grow and improve as an individual in this sport typically have a low following becuase they just "ain't cool". People seem to want to get training / nutrition plans off of someone becuase they're hot and want to be like them, but they miss the fundamentals of what makes a good program, which leads to people buying them not being able to follow the plan entirely and therefore end up feeling crap because they can't do it.
In this industry, I have always wanted to motivate and inspire people and help them gain in confidence and knowledge in anyway I can. I want people to identify with me not put me on a pedestal. I get so many messages from people saying my real talk on post show binges / history with eating disorders / showing myself in all stages and being open with struggles in my physique is a breath of fresh air, and praise me for sharing experiences which can be deemed as embarrassing or hard to talk about subjects.
Why though is this still taboo?
NOW don't get me wrong, everything has its place, I think I'm just getting old haha, but i just think it's interesting how there has been such a shift. I understand the appeal of these people online that look perfect all the time, but make sure the accounts that you fill your IG up with are making you feel inspired and motivated, not inadequate.