Pg81 wrote: Ryoga Hibiki wrote:
Pg81 wrote:If that were the case we would not have a such a terrible success rate of dieting. According to some Swedish scientists, only about 5% manage their achieved weight for years. The vast majority fall back into old bad habits. That is like saying to a meth addict "You are responsible for staying clean".
Is this statistic valid for professional athletes as well?
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I do not know but the poster before me seemed to talk in general anyway so that is why I did, too.
Please, all this thread is about a professional athlete. We can look at all the context we want but let's try to go back to what point we are trying to make.
Permanently changing your body is extremely tough.
It requires dedication and consistency and, depending on how close to your limit you put the target, it can be very unrealistic for an average person to achieve it. Not because it's difficult to know how to do it, but because a normal person has multiple other priorities in his life and might not be really ready to dedicate his existence to achieve an ideal body. And probably it wouldn't be even healthy. I can easily keep leaving my life doing my running twice a week, with healthy weight but far from any ideal freakish body. I have some little fat in my belly, I don't have big muscles. I had times looking better but I realize I'm not ready to do what it takes stay that way permanently. It's my choice.
But, again, I'm not a pro. If my success would depend on it, I would know what to do and I would be much closer to that ideal body vs where I am today. And that's why the vast majority of pro athletes are able to not just control their weight but get very close to their athletic potential, and stay there for years.
This is the field Jokic is playing in, we should expect him to chose the right thing when contemplating if to follow a proper diet or just give up some of stamina or agility for the pleasure of an extra beer and burger.
I disagree when people say that this is his ideal weight, but I understand the logic. I find ridiculous though when people instead answer that "it's very difficult to follow a diet, it's not his fault".