Getting even with YouTube trolls

My video “Does Scooby Do Steroids” is an interesting one. Its one that my longtime subscribers do not care about and most of the views and comments are coming from haters who are convinced that anyone with a better physique than them OBVIOUSLY uses steroids. Anyway, it appears that another YouTube fitness trainer is sending the trolls so I decided to get even – I turned on the pre-roll ads, that means that in order to write a comment they now need to watch some lame, long ad … for which I get ad revenue. Sure, send all the trolls you want!  These trolls do not know my fitness philosophy and have no idea that I am an endurance athlete and do half Ironman triathlons and have been eating pseudo-vegetarian diet since before they were born.

Its funny, there is a time when comments like they are leaving would have disturbed me greatly as some of them are spitting venom, hateful and vile. I think what helped me get over it was when I realized that happy, well adjusted, successful people are NOT the ones leaving these comments. These are jealous, bitter, disappointed, desperately unhappy people or simply people who are so bored they can think of no better use of their time. In any case, these people need compassion and sympathy, not verbal duels and I try my best to remember that. I dont have time to save the world nor do I have time to duel with each person individually so I just ban them and move along.

I also know that despite the overwhelming number of haters on the rare video like this one that these folks are in the very small minority. I realize that I am STILL helping a lot of people with my no nonsense videos despite my much smaller audience. When I think I am truly not helping anyone anymore, I will stop.

Anyway, here is the post I left on the video that will boil the oil of the haters:

Trolls and haters, THANKS FOR THE AD REVENUE! Since someone seems to be sending lots of shortcut seeking trolls here who are not interested at all in health or fitness, I turned on the mandatory pre-roll advertisement. Subscribers, I apologize profusely as I know this is obnoxious and this is the only video I will do that on.



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14 thoughts on “Getting even with YouTube trolls”

  1. Hi Scooby! you’re absolutely right – screw the trolls. keep on the fantastic work and unbiased information. the fact you are not selling anything puts you above the crowd. cheers and enjoy your bike trip – I for one am jealous!

  2. With the same way Jeff Went and all bodybuilders that you make fun of, they can argue like you. I’m not saying that you are not natural, but everyone have to decide by the facts

  3. A person like Scoob should never even have to explain himself, but those pictures are worth a thousand words. His advice, passion to help others and self care speaks for itself. Scoob, I wish you and yours another 100 years of health and happiness. Your fan always, Mike M.

  4. Quick question for you, Scooby (Couldn’t find any other outlet to ask this question, so I apologize in advance). I read your “Lose Fat, Gain, Muscle” article and was hoping you can clear this up for me: If one needs to lose body fat, but MAINTAIN their current muscle mass, do they still need to eat 1 – 1.2 grams of protein per body weight? The reason why I ask is because I weigh 265 lbs (32% body fat… yikes, I know), but am a pretty avid lifter with a good amount of muscle mass beneath the blanket. If this is the case, this means I would need to eat 320 grams of protein a day just to maintain my muscle mass and lose body fat. Would this plan work on, let’s say, .5 grams of protein per body weight?

        1. No problem. If you wanted to go over that then that’s fine too in order to play it ultrasafe. I don’t know if you are lifting for strength, hytrophy, endurance or a combination, but your lifts should at least stay at the same weight or go up despite losing fat if that’s also part of your goals. If you are getting weaker on average, not just like a bad day, then consider going up on your protein. You can can muscle while losing fat so your lean body mass might go up to 190lbs while your total body weight goes down, so you will need more protein eventually if that’s what you are training for.

          1. Lifts are intended for a combo of strength + hyper. When you say my lifts should stay at the same weight, do you mean set by set? For instance, if I were to do 4 sets of bicep curls, each set should be done with the same amount of weight? Either way, if I understood correctly, adding weight to each set would still be beneficial. Thanks again for the tips.

          2. I mean at bare minimum on average how much weight you can lift should at least stay the same but preferably should be increasing even though you are cutting weight. For example if you can do 5 sets of 5 reps @185lb on the bench press you should at least be maintaining that through if not going up on it. If you find yourself being able to do less than that on average you might be too low on calories or protein.

  5. Anyone who thinks you use steroids must be unhappy with their own lives, just trying to make themselves feel better! Keep up the great work and inspiration Scooby :-)

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