28 Nov Fitness myths
Have you fallen for any of these ones before?
Carbohydrates are fattening. I have to sweat to get thin. If I don’t have pains and aches the following day, does that mean that I haven’t done a good enough work out? I am confronted with these fitness myths and other such questions on a daily basis by my clients and friends. So, because of this, in this post, I am going to try and dispel some of the myths which surround the world of fitness. This should allow you to continue doing your activities in a correct and healthy manner, without worrying about such myths. After all, sport shouldn’t be a fashion, it should be a lifestyle which lasts forever. And you should begin to practice starting from today!
Do these fitness myths ring a bell?
1.MUSCLE CHANGES INTO FAT AND VICE VERSA
Each tissue is totally independent, one has nothing to do with the other therefore fat doesn’t convert into muscle and vice-versa.
2. IF I DO CARDIO, I WILL LOSE MORE MUSCLE
We should do cardio training, but so that this doesn’t affect muscle loss directly, you should combine it with strength training and a good diet which suits your needs.
3.EATING MORE FREQUENTLY INCREASES YOUR METABOLISM
Eating more frequently doesn’t increase your metabolism as energy is spent digesting food calories, regardless of when they are eaten. In other words, if you eat the same quantity of food in five meals, in the end, the calories consumed are the same amount.
4.YOU HAVE TO DO REPETITIONS TO TONE UP
The goal of toning up is to maintain our maximum muscle mass and this can be achieved by series of repetitions.
5.SWEATING IS THE SAME AS LOSING FAT
Sweating is synonymous with dehydration, so you are not losing fat when you are sweating, you are losing water. It is not advisable to use strategies to sweat.
6.TRAINING MORE IS ALWAYS BETTER
In training, more is not better, as we have to maintain the volume of training optimum – adequate and if we exceed this volume, we don’t recover as well.
7.YOU CAN LOSE LOCALISED FAT
No matter how much exercise you do for a particular area of your body, you can’t lose this localized fat as our body works as “ a whole outfit” when it comes to losing body fat.
8.CARBOHYDRATES ARE FATTENING
What makes us fates the excess of total calories in our body. It’s basic maths if you ingest more calories than you burn, in the end, you will put on weight ( it doesn’t matter what you are eating, carbohydrates or apples).
9.IF I DON’T HAVE ACHES AND PAINS THE NEXT DAY DOESN’T MEAN I HAVE DONE A GOOD WORK OUT
This isn’t true as aches and pains es a sign that you have overworked a certain muscular area or because you have worked out areas that you don’t work normally. However, it has nothing to do with whether you have trained well or badly.
10.IF THE TRAINING DOESN’T HURT, IT’S NOT WORKING
This is completely false as the pain during a workout depends on the tolerance you have to lactic acid and how you adapt to training.
These are some of the most common myths which people create about fitness, especially those which I’ve mentioned, which are linked to food and training.
What about you? Which one did you believe? Have you demystified any of these myths now? Let us known your comments.👇