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Fitness Myths Debunked That You Probably Believe

Fitness Myths You Probably Believe Debunked

The advice you follow on your fitness journey can make all the difference whether you succeed or fail. When you are just getting started the right advice can elevate your efforts and set you on the path for long term results. However, there are some pitfalls of misguided information that can lead you astray. Being misinformed can lead to injury and set you back on our goals that you set. To help you sort through the sea of information, we will try to expose some popular fitness myths debunked.

Myth 1: Strength Training Makes You “Bulky”

Fitness Myths You Probably Believe Debunked

This is a huge fitness myth because there is no truth behind it. A lot depends on your anatomy and body type. Short of you being a Mesomorph you don’t have to worry about being overwhelmed with bulging muscles. Even if you are lucky enough to have the genes to gain muscle quickly, weigh training will not make you “bulky” if you don’t follow a specific nutritional plan. If you are intentionally taking up strength training to gain muscle, then that is an entirely different goal. When you want to build a great body, you need other recovery strategies with adequate sleep. This is often lacking in most of our lifestyle. Weights training can help you gain some muscle improve structural balance, posture and enhancing fat loss. But it is highly unlikely to swell you with muscle mass.

Fitness Myth 2: For chiseled abs focus on Crunches!

Fitness Myths You Probably Believe Debunked

Crunches are powerful exercises to get you great looking abs. However, if you don’t watch your weight no one will ever see all that hard work you put in. In fact, to sport real six pack abs the experts often suggest a mix of interval training, cardio, fat loss, and proper sleep. Your body fat percentage must be very low which requires you to streamline your diet and have cardio regime as well as lifting and crunching. Don’t just depend on “ab exercises” include squats, deadlifts, chin-ups and other training moves that require you to work your abdominal muscles. The right training, diet, and dedication will give you those brick like abs.

Myth 3: To replenish the body after workout count on Sports Drinks!

Fitness Myths You Probably Believe Debunked

Here is a huge fitness myth debunked. First, you should know your sports drinks is just water along with carbohydrates and a lot of sugar. Generally, these drinks can instantly recover the lost glycogen and give other benefits post workout session. But an ideal substitute is a protein based drink not your standard sports drink abundant in carbs. You should consume a protein based drink about 20 minutes after your routine. This will help you quickly recharge the damaged muscle. Also, these are low on sugar so they don’t obstruct the fat burning process.

Fitness Myth 4: Opt for Cardio Only for Quick Weight Loss!

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Again, another fitness myth with the wrong information. Balance cardio with strength training to melt away more calories instead of only cardio exercises. The resting metabolic rate (RBR) is responsible for burning most of the calories. When you exercise with weights, you preserve your RMR by storing the lean body mass (LBM). This LBM is crucial as it contributes to calories you burn everyday despite any physical activity. In simpler terms, your body keeps burning calories even after your workout with afterburn.

Myth 5: For optimal Fitness don’t skip a Workout!

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To be on the top of your fitness game and achieve your goals, consistency is essential. But so is rest and recovery, which people often fail to acknowledge in their training session. Even if you are not a regular gym guy, your muscles need rest to adjust to the routine. If you just started working out, it is better to train hard one day and take the other day off. Most professional athletes have a rest day at least one day a week and the same applies to your workout. There you have it your fitness myths debunked.

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