There are a lot of myths out there about working out. Some people believe that you have to spend hours at the gym every day to see results, while others think that you have to punish yourself with intense workouts in order to be fit. But the truth is, these myths are just that – myths.
Here are four common workout myths, and the truths behind them.
- Working out for an hour straight is the best way to see results
If you have all the time in the world and can workout for an hour, go for it! But if you only half an hour, that’s just as good! Something is better then nothing at all!
- You need to purchase expensive equipment or join a gym in order to work out
You don’t have to have a gym membership to achieve your results! Home workouts are just as good and often provide you with the flexibility you need, particularly if you have kids! There is plenty you can do from your own living room with very little equipment.
- Women should avoid lifting weights because they’ll get bulky
This is a very common myth! Let’s set it straight. Lifting weights does not make you bulky. It helps to build muscle tissue, not fat, and with consistency the shape of this muscle has an opportunity to shine through.
- Cardio is the only type of exercise that’s beneficial for weight loss
Cardio is a great option to drop the kilos, but it often burns away fat AND muscle (when losing weight we want to keep the muscle!). For a lasting change, you must integrate strength workouts into your routine too. As weight training builds muscle mass, which increases your metabolism and burns fat, even when you’re not exercising.
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