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Authored by Chris DuffinOftentimes I get questions about pieces of my training that show up on log, and many times I don’t answer these questions. What may surprise you is that I’m actually doing you a favor by not answering. It is human nature to get excited with new things, be they new toys or ideas. The “shiny object syndrome” is in all of us at varying levels. As a human being its important to recognize this and particularly if you’re an influencer of any sort in your field. Hell, I’ll argue in today’s social media age we all need to be aware of this. Just think if everyone had to wait a year before they could have posted about how awesome their Bullet-Proof coffee was. By now we have seen that the novelty has worn off and most no longer do it. My choice to intentionally delay stating an opinion, what I call the 6-Month Rule, would stop nearly fads in their tracks. What would happen if everyone had to follow a simple validation process before posting, blogging, vlogging, or whatever about their new “shiny object or idea”? The habit of promoting untested ideas is incredibly pervasive in the fitness industry where everyone wants to make his or her mark by bringing or popularizing something new. It is something that should be detested by the industry, and if you’re an influencer you should be asking yourself if your part of the problem.You should be embarrassed if you continually promote the next hot thing, and 6-months later that thing is not part of your own program.   I know I would be. This is why I use a validation process. For me it involves incorporating the tool, method, or idea in my training for several months. At this point, I will...