Monkey See Monkey Do

Monkey See; Monkey Do, never really thought much about that saying.

But after reading the following experiment it makes perfect sense. Plus it appears it’s totally true.

Here’s how it went down:

5 monkeys in a cage. A ladder in the middle and a bunch of bananas on top of it.

Every time a monkey climbed the ladder the scientists soaked the rest with cold water.

After a while every time a monkey tried to climb the ladder the rest of them beat it up.

And so the monkeys stopped trying to climb up in fear of getting their arses whooped!

The scientists then swapped out one of the monkeys for a new one. First thing he did was climb the ladder. Low and behold he got beaten up.

After a few times, he learned not to climb the ladder, even if he didn’t know why.

Then they swapped out another monkey and the same thing happened. And the first swapped monkey got in on the action too.

They did it again and the beating was repeated. They did it for the fourth monkey and finally the fifth.

What was left was a group of 5 monkeys who never received the cold shower. But they kept beating up any monkey who tried to climb the ladder.

The scientists then sat the monkeys round a table and asked; 

“why are you beating each other up?” 

Ok they didn’t do that, but you can imagine the response if they could talk.

“I dunno, that’s just the way things have always been done around here”

Sounds very much like the global approach to getting fit and losing weight, right?

Monkey See; Monkey Do

Question…

How’s that working out for you?

And I’m not even talking about a specific diet or exercise. 

The whole mental approach of restriction and deprivation, good and bad foods, burning off calories and doing toning exercises simply does not work

You’d be amazed at the different approach used here at SF Fitness HQ

You’d be even more amazed at how much more effective it is

Health & Strength, 

John O’C

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About the author

John O’Connell is the Owner of SF Fitness Personal Fitness Centre in Rathfarnham. He’s a 2 time international best selling author, has appeared on numerous TV programmes on RTE and TV3 and was named World Fitness Elite Trainer of the Year 2013.
John was also a member of the rehabilitation staff for the Heineken Cup winning Leinster squad of 2009. And he worked with the New Zealand All Blacks in 2004.

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