Body Transformation Programs Are a Sham

Breaking Muscle
August 30, 2018
Body Transformation Programs Are a Sham

We crave quick results and quick fixes. It sells and it sells very well, in fact. But does it equip you with skills you can apply for the rest of your life?

So, you’re looking to transform your physique. You’ve been Googling personal trainers in your local area as well as body transformation photos and success stories. Your motivation is high, you had your last big feed on a Sunday night so you’re ready to rock as of Monday. Life is peachy despite sacrificing your social life, favorite food and treats, and being constantly hungry—unless your transformation is to bulk up. Bulking up is even better! You get to eat loads, but wait, no pizza? Pounds of rice and vegetables? Unholy amounts of fish? Heaven on earth. Sign me up!


Jokes, as well as an idealistically exaggerated image of transformations aside, I admire people looking to make a change. The only problem with transformations is that the change oftentimes isn’t lasting and comes at a huge cost. Let’s look into the top four reasons why transformations are a sham...