Fitness! Always matters. We all might have witnessed a situation where one of our school friends after a few years turn out to be very fit all of sudden. Well, it happens to see people change sometimes. It is not that simple as we speak. A lot of patience is required to gain fitness and keep trying constantly.
Out of most common fitness myths people say that once you join the gym you will automatically become fit. Well, it doesn’t work that way, I have tried it. Both internal and external factors are essential for being fit. So the next time people speak of fitness, know the difference between what is true or not.
Here are some of the most common fitness myths
1. YOUR MUSCLES TURN INTO FAT IF YOU STOP WORKING OUT
Muscle tissue has muscle cells and fat tissue has fat cells. They are interchangeable no means neither chemically or physically possible for a muscle tissue into fat tissue and vice versa.
Read our article about TOP 6 EXERCISES TO REDUCE THIGH FAT
2. DOING CRUNCHES OR WORKING ON AN “AB MACHINE” WILL GET RID OF BELLY FAT
Working on a specific muscle will never burn the fat that is stored on the top of it.
The major fat-storing parts in your body for some people it may be the hips, stomach, or arms.
The only way is to burn more calories than you consume and doing exercise or training methods that burn a lot of calories for energy.
But don’t forget nutrition is the key to success.
3. YOU NEED TO SWEAT TO GET AN EFFECTIVE WORKOUT
It has no relationship between how much you sweat and how much you are working.
Sweat is simply a biological response that cools your skin and regulates internal body temperature.
Never decide the effectiveness of exercises or workouts by how much you sweat.
4. RUNNING IS COUTERPRODUCTIVE TO STRENGTH TRAINING
The truth is running is no counterproductive to building muscle if you are not running continuously every day.
Running sessions can increase your stamina and push metabolism.
5. CARDIO IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR FAT LOSS THAN WEIGHT OR STRENGTH TRAINING
Cardio is a great way to burn some calories but it’s not necessary to lose weight.
You also burn calories doing strength endurance workout.
As said before fat and weight loss are about burning lots of calories than the number of calories consumed.
6. IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE CRAP AFTER A WORKOUT, YOU DIDN’T WORK HARD ENOUGH
To prevent injuries you need to know your limits. You don’t have to pull yourself in every workout to make the best possible progress.
Working hard is important but working smart is pretty more important.
7. STRETCHING BEFORE WORKING OUT IS CRUCIAL TO PREVENTING INJURY
Stretching before a workout doesn’t increase your range of motion.
Instead of stretching do a proper warmup.
8. YOU CANT BUILD MUSCLE WITH BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES
There is no big difference for your muscles if they lift an external free weight or your body weight. Weights have the benefit that you can stretch your chest to resistance, but you can also modify the most bodyweight exercises to train for hypertrophy.
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