Scales on Fire is conservative fitness. It is not a diet plan. It is not a workout plan. It will not help you lose that pesky five pounds. It can not be bought through an infomercial. It will not be sold to you by a celebrity trainer. It doesn’t have a reality show set over unrealistic time frames. It does not come with a gym membership. It does not invite your friends to work out to build motivation. It is not cute, and won’t do cute, creative things to keep you interested. It does not confuse muscles. It does not “mix it up” because you will eventually get bored. It is not a quick fix. It does not come in a pill. It does not happen in five or seven or thirty or ninety days. It can’t be duplicated with a girdle. There is no substitute for conservative fitness.
All other fitness that is sold to us, no matter how innovative or commendable, is liberal. Liberal fitness has superficial aims, coddles the undisciplined, and tries to feebly duplicate the effective elements of conservative fitness and include the comforts of complete inactivity. Liberal fitness thinks you should always be comfortable. It counts down the repetitions until the end. It could care less if you’ve got the right form. It costs money, lots of it, for decades. It has catchy names, so you can easily tell everyone you know that you’re doing it. You can use liberal fitness to justify laziness. Liberal fitness works around your schedule, but rarely works. It is always trying to sell a method, a personality, a program. Liberal fitness is about selling, about money, about capitalizing on stupidity, about exploiting superficiality. It is not about fitness, your body and how you use it, or about control or ability. It is about looks, lust, and laziness.
Michael simply wants to bring Conservative Fitness to Liberals, or keep showing them why when it comes to fitness, the liberals lose.