I warn you this post may be all over the place. Not a rant but definitely all over the place. Since Rich’s death I have been watching tons of his videos on YouTube. I don’t know why. Since we all know google stalks your every move, YouTube started to suggest other videos and so I did watch some of them. My god, this industry is so shady and cutthroat! You honestly don’t know who to believe and trust. I don’t know why that surprises me considering the supplement industry is alot of smoke and mirrors. So basically what I have learned. They are all liars.. Or atleast they live in their own truth. Funny enough, it’s always everyone else that is the scumbag, the liar, the one selling shit. My god, it’s actually laughable. It’s a soap opera.
So through all this video watching I came across some characters I already knew of and some new ones. I don’t know any of these people personally only what I am hearing/seeing.
Rich Piana, depending who put out a video was either a godsend or a not so good person and a phony.
Jason Genova from what I gather is on the autistic side. True or not it doesn’t excuse the fact that he appears to be a terrible person.. At the same time though it certainly seems like he gets used and abused for amusement which is horrible.
JP Braun sure comes across like he could be a scumbag. It turns out I knew of him because I follow Celeste Bonin on instagram. I mean dear God who wouldn’t follow her. Goddess… anyway she married this guy and I blinked and all of a sudden they were divorced. There are always two sides to every story but my gut tells me that Celeste’s story is more truth than anything that comes out of this guys mouth. I was also following blackstone labs on instagram. I no longer do.
Joey Swolls I was following him on instagram only because I thought I needed to follow some dudes in the Fitness world because it’s all ladies all the time for me 😋… but you know from day one I could tell he’s a bit of a douche.. And ya, I no longer follow him. Mr. *cough* roids Shredz.
There is so much deception in the world of fitness and supplements. I mean I haven’t watched tons of videos so I just scratched the surface here. Imagine what kind of shit happens on a daily basis in this industry. All I know is that just going through these videos has me thinking I need to re-evaluate things and decide once and for all where I want to go with supplements. At the very least I have to be more selective of what I put in my body and who I am giving my hard earned money to.