Fitness & Diet Myths

If you are trying to lose weight and become fitter you may be influenced by some of the inaccurate advice given by those around you, This video talks about the top 10 fitness myths you need to stop believing.

 

There are a few misconceptions about toning workouts, and how effective they are for gaining lean, well-defined muscles. Many people think this involves specific workouts such as spot reduction.

  1. Having a toned body is where the muscles show with “definition.” Women don’t get “big” muscles on their arms and legs when they lift moderately heavy weights; they get a tight, nicely shaped definition to their physique.
  2. Lifting a weight that is easy, no matter how many times you repeat it, will not benefit you; you are simply going through the motions. The weight must be heavy enough so that the final two or three reps are fairly challenging but you can still do them with proper form.
  3. The best way to break down fat and build up muscle for a lean and muscular look is through full body toning workouts. All muscles must be challenged and worked hard in order to make more muscle fibre, and then they require about two days rest in order to complete the all-important rebuilding phase. What you can do daily is to follow your diet to reach your goals that much faster.
  4. If you have problem areas in the stomach, hips, or thighs, you cannot train only certain muscles during toning workouts with the intent of “spot reducing.”
    There is no such thing as reducing in one specific area. Instead, you need to do cardiovascular exercise such as walking, jogging, dancing, etc., to help burn off the fat over your whole body.