5 Fitness Myths: Part IV!

August 06, 2014

5 Fitness Myths: Part IV!

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Let’s do this one more time!

YES!

There are more fitness myths that I feel the need to de-bunk!

Just when you thought you have heard them all...

I have come across 5 more fitness and nutrition myths that I can't allow to spread through our gyms, offices and homes any longer!! We need to make people aware of these half-truths, and get people healthy and fit, the right way!

Without further ado...

1. You Can Eat What You Want If You Train Hard And Take Fat Burners!

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Wait!? What?!

In order to burn FAT, you must expend more calories than you actually BURN.

Fat burners can be dangerous if abused

• They increase your heart rate
• They can aid in your training performance…
• But they’re not a magic pill.

You can't just sit around in your jammies eating hamburgers and fries, and hope that your fat burner will do the work for you.

It doesn't happen that way!

2. If you want to lose weight, AVOID all fats!

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NOOOO! Fats are very important!

• Fats help us maintain healthy hormone levels
• Without fats. we will create a not so good environment for muscle growth
• Fats help regulate our appetites

If you follow a carb-protein only diet you can make any fat loss or muscle build goal just about impossible to reach!

3. Consuming a lot of calories will make you FAT!

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This is a half-truth.

Yes, if you caloric intake is

• bad foods,
• fast foods,
• non-protein based,
• junk food…

Yes, it all make you fat and very unhealthy.

But on the contrary, if you calories are coming from healthy macronutrients like

• proteins,
• carbs and
• healthy fats,
• within a goal oriented ration,

then it will help stimulate muscle growth, which in turns burns fat.

4. Swimming is a great weight loss activity.

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Okay... I might get a ton of backlash for this one, but check this out:

• Yes, swimming is great for lung capacity, toning muscles and will help relieve some stress, but

• Unless you plan on swimming for hours and hours every day, it will not help you lose much weight.

The water helps support your body, so you’re not working as hard as if you were on land. Plus, most it’s most likely that you will be tired after a long swim... thus eating more.

This could make it more difficult to stay on target with your eating plan.

5. Sports bras (like this Shock Absorber Ultimate Run HRM Sports Bra) are just to prevent the boobies from bouncing.

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NOPE! They are to prevent painful bouncing but they are also very important to

• prevent permanent breast sagging!

I’m saying that it’s not just old age and gravity that will weigh those babies down.

High impact activities, such as jogging and aerobics, can put stress on your ligaments and the tissue that keeps your breast firm, causing them to sag more quickly!

ACE, American Council on Exercise, say that small breast women should use compression bras, and the more endowed women should opt for an "encapsulation" bra that supports each breast separately.

Oh and replace your sports bras EVERY 6-12 months.

Believe it or not, I have heard these 5 myths from fitness professionals!

We need to stop these myths!

Please share theses with

• your gym muddy,
• your life partner and
• anyone that you come in contact with….

hopefully, they will filter down just like these myths.




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