How to Spot a Bad Fitness Plan






By Eric and Chris Martinez

January 2017-


We get it…getting results from a nutrition and training program isn’t easy…but it’s not your fault. And here’s why.

The reason you are failing is because of the bad plans you are being given and you don’t have any chance to succeed off of them.

Do these training programs look familiar?

  • Day 1: Leg press and shoulders, 5 sets of 8 reps
  • Day 2: Bench press and triceps, 3 sets of 5 reps
  • Day 3: Pull ups and biceps, 3 sets of 8 reps


  • Monday: Legs and cardio, 3 x 15 reps
  • Wednesday: Upper body and cardio, 3 x 15 reps
  • Friday: Cardio
  • * Make sure not to go heavier than 15 reps so you can get toned and have long lean muscles

We aren’t joking here.

Maybe these nutrition programs look familiar:

  • Chicken, brown rice, broccoli for 6 meals every day
  • *you can swap tilapia for chicken only
  • *1 cheat day on the weekend


  • Chicken or fish with just vegetables
  • *No carbs for 12 weeks
  • *No cheat meals
  • *How bad do you want that body of your dreams?

As you can see, we have seen a lot of this type of BS and we are sick of it. We are sick and tired of you, the client, paying good money and getting a bad plan that leaves you absolutely no chance to succeed.

Here are three ways to spot a bad fitness plan this year.




Spot #1- Too Much Promise

The cliché saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” really does hold up. How many times have you seen a coach, trainer, or local guru tell you that they can absolutely get you in tip top shape in “X” amount of time and with hardly any effort?

You have to be careful with these people and their over promising results because there are no short cuts or magic tricks to get you results. Make sure they are qualified, reputable, have experience, have gotten in shape themselves, have education, take you through a proper screening, answer all of your questions and have sound rationale for what they are doing, and let your gut feeling guide you. If someone is promising too much from training or nutrition programs and it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is.


Spot #2- You have to use “X” Product to Get Results

How many times have you heard that you need this certain body wrap or this specific corset to shrink your waist? How about this fat burner or detox product to help you drop rapid amounts of pounds in short amount of times? Perhaps a certain training product that will get you ripped?

We kid you not, when we go through clients questionnaires, we see from past experiences that they have to take a certain product, supplement, or use a certain piece of training equipment in order to get results and it’s absolutely ridiculous.

If someone tells you that you have to use this “X” product to get results, do yourselves a favor and run far the other way. None of the above mentioned products will help you get faster results. Get your training and nutrition in line and be consistent.


Spot #3- Rigid Diets and No Personal Preference or Flexibility

Rigid meal plans with zero flexibility or personal preference included into your nutrition plan sound familiar? Too often we see these black and white meal plans that send the message of you’re either on the plan or off the plan. No flexibility in meal formatting, meal spacing, nutrient timing, and absolutely no personal preference in certain foods that you like to eat.

How long do you really expect to stay on a rigid diet with no flexibility or personal preference in foods? How about some of the bad behavioral habits and relationships with foods you will develop from a rigid meal plan?

Make sure to find a nutrition program that suits your life style and schedule, personal preference in foods you enjoy, no major rigidness, includes flexibility, and something your able to adhere to on a consistent basis so you get results.



Engaging in a Bad Plan Ends Today

At the end of the day, you don’t have to buy into the over promising-too good to be true results, you don’t have to use a certain product to get results, and you don’t have to follow a rigid diet.

In fact, we can teach you how to implement a proper nutrition program, how to design an effective training program, and how to strategically add cardio over time.

At the end of the day you want a training and nutrition plan that will suit your goals and lifestyle, includes flexibility, one that you can adhere to consistently, and that will educate you in the process so that you can transition it into a lifestyle.

To learn how to implement all of this into your own fitness program, consider joining team DDT HERE

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.