The Downfall of Hero Worship

Here’s the next episode of the UNCENSORED Podcasts Season 2.

Today’s topic: The Downfall of Hero Worship


How does Hero Worship skew the reality of our physique goals?

How does Hero Worship skew the reality of our physique goals?

Bigger, Faster, Stronger… but at

what cost?

In the world of entertainment and sports, performance means everything.  So much so that the individual’s who have achieved a superior level of performance in their respective profession are often referred to as a “Hero” by fans and followers alike.

There is no doubt that they have dedicated a tremendous amount of time & effort into becoming the “very best” at what they do. Although this is quite admirable, is it wise to compare ourselves to our favorite hero?

This podcast is unique, because it was spurred from another podcast in which Joe Rogan (from The Joe Rogan Experience) in a highly controversial interview with Victor Conte (from the BALCO scandal) , reveals the widespread use of doping and performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in entertainment and sports.

This is one of the many examples in which the  views and opinions of our favorite heroes have become jaded once discovered that PEDs played a role in their success.

So…How does Hero Worship skew the reality of our physique goals?

These questions and much more will be answered in John Barban’s & Brad Pilon’s discussion on “The Downfall of Hero Worship.”

They will provide further insight and analysis into this growing investigation of PEDs and what it means for the person whose looking to improve upon their physique.

In today’s UNCENSORED training, you will also discover:

  • Why your favorite hero should serve as a source of inspiration, not imitation
  • Why self-diagnosing will become more prevalent as science and technology develops
  • What are the benefits of Vitamin & Mineral Profiling
  • How genetics play a role in achieving optimum performance
  • The impact of The “Use or Lose” Mentality on entertainment & sports
  • How different athletes’ are tested depending their sport
  • The Culture Difference between “Bodybuilding” and “Entertainment/Sports Performance”
  • If strength will help determine your looks
  • How to determine your ideal Body-Image Model
  • What are some of the benefits of a Transformation Contest
  • The psychological impact of taking progress pictures and undergoing a photoshoot

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About AllenElliottFIT

Allen is a published Fitness Personality, Online Trainer and National Competitor in the NPC Men's Physique Division. He trains exclusively under Adonis Index Systems.

Allen provides guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals. He strives for excellence and is always willing to go the extra mile to help you out.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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  1. I loved this podcast. It made me feel really good about the fact that I never wanted to be someone else or look like someone else. I only ever wanted to be the best me possible. The transformation contest was good for me because I now have pictures of my best that I can use for my own motivation if I ever want to get there again (briefly). I only say briefly because living at under 10% body fat is not practical but I got my best bikini pictures at that point. Also, the fact that I’m 52 years old means that I’m well past my peak in athletic performance and now I’m working to maintain and slow down degenerative processes (luckily I love the gym!).

    My DEXA scan shows that lifting weights made my bone density that of an athletic 30 year old; if that is not scientific proof that lifting weights keeps you younger I don’t know what is. If you are a female that wants a good lifting program for at home or the gym the Venus Index is perfect for making you look good and improving your health. I love what this program did for me.

    John and Brad thank you for producing such awesome material to keep us informed.

  2. AyurVenus says:

    I went to Joe Rogan’s site and found the 3 hour interview with Victor Conte- a pretty amazing interview actually. Thanks for staying on the leading edge and providing us with more amazing information. 😉

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