Fitness Myth #1 – Doing ab work like crunches and sit-ups will eliminate belly fat. The truth is, in order to get rid of that belly fat you need a combination of strength training and cardio work. By doing only ab strengthening workouts, many believe that you target only belly regions – untrue!
Fitness Myth #2 – The longer I work out the more fit I will become. Not necessary the truth. While putting in a lot of time and effort at the gym will increase your fitness goals, overtraining can lead to the halting of muscle growth. Taking a day or so off from the gym can sometimes do more good than you think. Try incorporating cardio into your workout, instead of only muscle training.
Fitness Myth #3 - You must purchase a huge home gym or obtain a gym membership in order to stay healthy. This could not be further from the truth. Many home workouts can be done with little or no equipment. Often using your own body weight as resistance is sufficient – people sometimes think that having a gym membership makes them accountable for their fitness, and that is not a myth, but to say that you have to have one to be healthy is false.
Fitness Myth #4 – If someone is in great shape they know what they are doing! This is a huge misconception. Yes, people that are in shape can be inspring to watch and look at, do not assume they know exactly what they are doing. Do not copy workouts and weight training exercises from a random person you see. They could have no idea what they are doing and copying the move could leave you in pain and/or hurt your body.
Fitness Myth #5 – My family is overweight so I have no chance of being in shape. Yes, genetics does play a role in a persons weight. However, everyone can still make a choice to lead a healthy lifestyle, exercise frequently and try to eat sensibly.
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