In the fitness world, there are so many do’s and don’t’s, but which ones are actually true? The myths and misconceptions can lead to confusion and hinder progress. By debunking common fitness misconceptions, you can make informed decisions about your fitness journey. Are you ready to find out what’s fact and what’s fiction? Call us the myth-busters and let’s bust some myths!
Fitness Myth #1 – “Cardio is the only way to lose weight”
Cardio is a great way to help lose weight, but it is definitely not the only way. Strength training also plays a role in weight loss. If you build lean muscle through resistance exercises, it’ll increase your metabolic rate and help you burn calories.
Fitness Myth #2 – “Crunches are the best way to achieve a six-pack”
Crunches can help strengthen your abdominals, but it alone will not give you a six pack. A combination of cardio, strength training, and a healthy diet will be your best bet on achieving your goal.
Fitness Myth #3 – “Long workouts will get you results”
Quality over quantity works perfectly for this myth. The duration of your workout isn’t the determination of your results. Doing quality and intensive workouts for a short period of time will get you farther than a not as intentional workout for a long period.
Fitness Myth #4 – “Lifting weights will make women bulky”
Strength training can help women build a tone and strong physique, which can be misconstrued into being “bulky”. Higher levels of testosterone are needed for muscle mass gain and women typically have lower levels. Therefore, lifting weights will not make women “bulky”, instead it improves bone density and strength.
Debunking common fitness myths can help you feel more confident in your fitness journey. You’ll have a better understanding of what will work for you and what won’t. It is important to maintain balance. Stay consistent, be active, and listen to your body and you will already be on the right path to a healthy lifestyle!
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