Tip: Stop Whoring Yourself Out

You see it everywhere on social media these days. Here's the real problem.

What's the worst fitness-related trend these days? Whoring oneself out on social media.

Ok, I'll apologize right out of the gate. I'm going to sound like those older generation folks who nostalgically reminisce on days gone by while bemoaning the present day. But I wish this modern day fitness trend would die expeditiously.

Both guys and gals participate in this trend. It seems the insatiable need for affirmation via likes, retweets, and favorites propels both the absurd and salaciousness to whole new levels.

The Real Cause?

While my inclination is to point a condemning finger at the dudes with synthol-laden arms flaunting their rented exotic cars, and the women with endless booty-shot feeds, I'm given to pause. Maybe they're not the problem.

Maybe it's the rest of us who follow them and like their narcissistic behavior. If likes, retweets and favorites are the drug, then who's the one buying it?

Listen, social media is awesome in many ways. It's a great way to interact with people and obtain information of personal interest. But maybe some of it could stand to be toned down from both the originators and the consumers.

Mark Dugdale is an IFBB pro bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia competitor. Mark has 22 years of experience on stage and a passion for brutal workouts. He has also produced five documentaries, participated in seminars with prison inmates, and was granted one of the last recorded interviews with Joe Weider. Follow Mark Dugdale on Twitter