5 Fitness MYTHS!

by Chris Miquel March 06, 2017

5 Fitness MYTHS!

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We have all fallen for the latest fad, half-truth or fitness myth at one time or another.

I know I have and may have even passed some on to a few people.


When we first begin our healthy lifestyle, we are sponges researching, asking friends, asking colleagues and even asking professionals...

and then believing these myths, falsehoods and half-truths from everyone.

Seriously though, isn't just getting our booties to the gym enough?! Now we have to determine what's really true, totally FALSE, or just an exaggeration?

Sometimes a myth is actually a half-truth.

It may work for me, or someone else, but not necessarily for you. This may lead to poor nutrition choices and unsafe workouts, which could cause an injury.

Let’s Put A Stop To These 5 Fitness MYTHS, Once And For All!

• Myth #1: Do 100 or more crunches every morning and night in order to get rid of belly fat and get a six-pack!

Um no, not quite!

Crunches do not get rid of belly fat. We don’t get to spot-choose our fat loss.

Abs are made in the kitchen and require a cardio and strength training program in order to get rid of overall body fat, including the tummy area.

So... sleep-in, and don’t waste your time with those morning crunches.

• Myth #2: Doing aerobic activity will increase your metabolism for hours after you finish your workout!

This is an exaggeration.

Yes, you will continue to burn SOME calories, but maybe a total of 20 to 30 calories, not as significant as after a strength training workout.

Do not count these in your daily calorie burn.

• Myth #3: If you're not sweating, you're not working hard enough!

I have heard this so often, "I worked so hard, I can wring out a cup of water from my shirt."

Well, I hate to break it to you but sweating is the way our body cools itself.

Some people sweat a lot, and some barely sweat at all. You can burn a lot of calories... and never break a sweat.

• Myth #4: Stretching BEFORE your workout will help prevent injury!

Stretching is actually only extremely important AFTER your workout.

Stretching will not improve your range of motion.

A warm-up that gets your blood flowing, is, the best bet BEFORE a workout.

• Myth #5: Lifting weights will make you big and bulky!

This is one of my favorite myths! It drives me crazy!!

I lift daily and I am not big or bulky.

Men get big and bulky because they produce 20 to 30 times more testosterone than women (good thing). In order for women to get that "She-Hulk" look, we would require a sort of hormonal imbalance, whether genetically or synthetically.

However, when bulking up using a synthetic hormone, there are some negatives, such as, facial hair, frequent skin issues and your voice will change/deepen.

No thank you! I'll pass.

I will continue to bust these myths and half-truths every week!

Check back read to about the next 5 crazy myths that are floating around the gym, office and Internet! 

Chris Miquel
Chris Miquel


Chris is a serial entrepreneur, internet marketer, and founder of Get Your Fit Together who was an out of shape father who is finally Getting His Fit Together. He started the publication in hopes of empowering a Fitter, Healthier, and Happier You!

He has put together a few eBooks you can download directly through facebook messenger:

8 Fat Burning HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere | The 8 Best Yoga Poses For Aching, Sore Muscles | 11 Top Secret Recipes That Rev Your Metabolism | 12 Easy Muscle Building Recipes Anyone Can Make | 14 Incredible Whole Food Meals The Whole Family Will Love | Turbocharge Your Muscle-Building Results With 14 Exercise Upgrades

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