Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great start to the week. Today, I wanted to share some of the fitness myths that you might have heard throughout your life, and I’ll correct those myths.
It’s easy to read something online and automatically believe it because we aren’t sure of the information ourselves. However, I believe in finding out your own information from personal experience. So, I did not read these myths in a fitness magazine or online, they are from my own habits and beliefs.
Cardio Answers All Problems:
- There was a time in my life where I would go hard on the elliptical machine for almost an hour. I did lose some fat, but constant cardio does not solve your problems. Now, I’m not giving you a get-out-of-jail-free card by saying, “Don’t do cardio.” But, running the treadmill or elliptical will not give the results you want. It’s all about balance. So, don’t go to the gym for hour-long run on the treadmill, mix it up!
You Must Stick To The Same Routine:
- You should do the exact opposite for multiple reasons. One, you’ll hate working out if you constantly go to the gym for an hour and focus on the same routine. Two, your body won’t receive the benefits that mixing up your routine will give you. Try different Yoga and Pilates classes, confusing your body with new workouts will condition your muscles better and work out new muscles in the process, which gives you a beneficial workout.
Lifting Weights Only Bulks You Up:
- I can understand why people would think this because there are many men who lift weights and have huge muscles. Most women stray away from lighting because they think they’ll look similar to those men. Again, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid to light. One, men have different anatomy than women, so you won’t see the same results as men do. So, relax. Also, lifting weights can help if you’re looking to burn fat. It’s all about moderation, but don’t fear lifting weights.
You Should Workout At The Same Time Everyday:
- Well, yes and no. It won’t hurt you to workout early in the morning everyday. There’s nothing wrong with it because you wake up and accomplish something when they day begins. However, there is no proof that working out at a specific time of the day necessarily benefits or harms your workout routine. So, don’t think that you HAVE to workout early to get the full benefits of working out. Every body and person is different. It all depends on what works well with your schedule and your body.
Only Drink Water:
- Water is essential. I won’t deny that, however when it comes to working out, your body needs a restoration boost to continue the day. Drink water, but mix it with some Gatorade to replenish your electrolytes. It’s important to stay hydrated, but the electrolytes will give your body substance for the water to hold on to in your system.
I hope you all enjoyed reading some of the common fitness myths and the correction of those myths. I know there are plenty of myths out there, so if you have one that you’re worried about, feel free to ask! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day and as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!