There are tons of fitness theories and myths hovering around over the years as the fitness industry is evolving. It can get very confusing and intimidating for beginners embarking on their fitness journey. We are here to help you debunk 5 fitness myths to make things easier for you.
LIFTING HEAVY WEIGHTS MAKES YOU BULKY One of the most common misconceptions about heavy weight training, especially among women, is that lifting heavy weight will lead to a bulky looking physique. It's true that lifting heavy will promote muscle growth also known as muscle hypertrophy. However, the idea that it leads to a “bulky” look is untrue. The main reason that one will look bulky is usually due to a higher body fat percentage, therefore it is important to implement a good diet instead. In fact, lifting heavy has many benefits such as stronger muscles, ligaments and tendons. It also helps to improve coordination and mobility.
CARDIO IS THE BEST WAY TO TONE YOUR BODY This is another misconception commonly known in the fitness industry. But the truth is, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn when resting. All in all, performing cardio to lose existing fat is fine, but you always also need strength training to maximize fat loss.
EATING FATS MAKES YOU GAIN WEIGHT A common diet myth is that eating high fat foods causes you to gain weight. It’s true that eating too much of any macronutrient, that causes you to end up on a calorie surplus, makes you gain weight. However, consuming fat-rich foods as part of a healthy, balanced diet does not lead to weight gain. Adding fat to meals and snacks may facilitate weight loss by boosting feelings of fullness.
CARBOHYDRATES ARE BAD FOR YOU Carbohydrates are an essential fuel source for your bodily functions. They help fuel your brain, kidneys, heart muscles and central nervous system. Removing carbohydrates from your diet can lead to exhaustion and fatigue due to lack of energy. This can prevent you from functioning properly and have a negative impact on your life.
SORENESS EQUATES TO A GOOD WORKOUT Soreness after a training session does not mean you had a good or bad training session. New training types and increased intensity can cause muscles to feel sore as the body is trying to adapt and change to cater to the training loads. Insufficient nutrients intake and muscle tightness can cause soreness to prolong.
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