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
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,
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John O'Connell is the owner of SF Fitness & Health Centre. He started working in the fitness industry in 2002 after suffering a back injury. He has worked with many professional organisations including Leinster Rugby, An Garda Siochana, New Zealand Rugby, Dublin GAA, Spar and CBRE. He has also appeared muliple times on both RTE & TV3 as a health & fitness expert. John is the co-author of 2 international best selling books - Total Body Breakthroughs and The Fit Formula.