adapts by becoming more energy efficient,
meaning your body has to work less to perform
the same workout. Instead use interval training,
you will burn far more calories and you will keep
your metabolism revving for up to 24hrs after you
fitness myth #5
Bodybuilding programs for fat loss.
Bodybuilding programs are for bodybuilders.
Unless you are using drugs these programs will
not work for you! It still amazes me how many
people are still reading bodybuilding magazines,
following their programs using “body-part splits”
and “blitzing muscles”.
The people writing most of these articles are’
nt even bodybuilders, they’re marketers from
the supplement companies trying to deceive
you, what looks like an article is probably an ad,
fitness myth #6
Stop exercising & your muscles turn to fat.
I don’t know where this comes from but when
you really think about it, it’s ridiculous. Muscle
is working tissue which is designed to move your
body around, fat is stored energy, it’s as simple
as that. The reason people put on fat when they
stop training is because the loss of muscle tissue
will cause a drop in metabolism, and if your still
consuming the same amount of calories where
else are the calories meant to go?
fitness myth #7
You can out train a poor diet.
No matter how hard you train if your diet is poor,
you will not see the results you’re training for.
With the right nutrition you will be able to fuel
your workouts far more effectively giving you a
greater return in results.
fitness myth #8
Spot reducing basically means targeting a
specific body part with an exercise to reduce fat
in those areas. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t
work this way, when you begin to lose weight
you are unable to determine which area your
body will lose fat. For example, doing lots of situps
will not reduce fat around the mid-section,
it will only strengthen and tone the abs.
fitness myth #9
More is better.
Too much of a good thing can be detrimental to
your training. If you’re training; Too frequently
For too long without enough rest This will
lead to overtraining. Overtraining can lead to
sickness, depression and injury.
fitness myth #10
High reps cut.
There is no such thing as a “cutting phase”. If you
progressively lift heavier weights your muscles
will grow, if you lift the same size weight as
your previous workout your muscles will stay
the same size, if you lift less weight than your
previous workouts your muscles will get smaller.
The only thing that determines whether you get
the “cut” look is the size of your muscles and how
low your body fat percentage is.
Article by Dan Clay