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IBS: how it gets you out of shape

Here’s Real-Life Lesson #9,025 that I’ve taught football players and college law enforcement students for two decades: be careful of IBS. IBS can lower performance by harming mind, body, and soul. IBS can get you out of shape.

IBS refers to Internet BullShit. I have warned athletes and students for decades to be careful of Internet BullShit, including but not limited to, myths propagated by the fitness industry.

I thank God Almighty that I started my 48-year workout streak in 1969, long before IBS broke out. If I had learned to lift with IBS, my lifting career and football coaching career would have been dramatically different. Both would have been cut short. The volume of Internet BullShit about how to build muscles and strength would have destroyed both my lifting career and football coaching career.

I work out in my gym, X Fitness, every day of my life. I have pledged to my grandchildren to take #NoDaysOff as part of my mission to fight the apathy that is destroying adolescent potential. I witness crazy lifting almost every night. I see things that you wouldn’t believe. Instead of hiring a coach, over 90% of gym members are self-taught – with IBS. It’s painful to watch, literally and figuratively.

A week doesn’t go by without members asking for advice about how not to be weak. How to build muscle, how to lose fat, what workout works out are the top three questions I’m asked after gym members get no results from IBS.

IBS is not limited to fitness. I have taught athletes about the 10-90 Rule of IBS – over 90% of the time you spend on the internet is a waste of time, waste of life, and waste of potential. I’ve heard all the excuses about missed football practices, missed classes, missed exams, and missed workouts but I guarantee that they don’t miss Internet time.

My football coaching career has produced compelling evidence that IBS has negatively changed adolescent minds, bodies, and souls. IBS was a leading cause of breaking my 40-year football coaching streak. Over 90% of players were unresponsive as a result of phone addictions. It was also one of the reasons why I quit my college teaching/program coordinating job in my prime. Screen addiction is destroying human potential. Not one night goes by at my gym X Fitness, where I don’t see someone texting or talking on their cell phones during a workout.

I thank God Almighty that my wife and I raised our three daughters before IBS was invented. One of my many missions in life is to prevent my six grandchildren from catching IBS. This article is part 1 of IBS. I will explain specific examples of IBS that is destroying workouts, in future articles.

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Blessings & all good things.


Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Nat’l Coaching Certification Program)

Football Head coach – Niagara X-Men Football

Gym Owner – X Fitness Welland Inc.


Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. Currently, he is finishing another book in his non-fiction series: Mystery of Murder: Working with the Dead. All published books are available on on and www.Chapters/, in both soft cover and eBook format. Additionally, his website, features his books including:

Football coaching and non-fiction books: SWAT System: Offense and Defense, SWAT Tackling Video (with accompanying eBook), and 4th & Hell: Season One and Season Two

Business Books: Selling H.E.L.L. in Hell, True Confessions, and eBooks: Soul of Selling, and, Real Business Relationships = Sales

Fat Loss Book: Fat Losing

Workout System: eXplode: The X Fitness System

Motivational Books: Soul of a Lifter, and eBooks: The Pledge, and, The Focus

Children’s Books: Be Fit Don’t Quit, and, The Beauty of a Dream

Policing Textbooks: Arcaro’s Interrogation Case Law

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