Separate Fitness Fact From Fiction
If you eat the seeds of an apple, you obviously won’t grow apple trees out of your belly button. That said, many of us believed that myth as a child, even though it seems ridiculous as adults. There are many myths about fitness which adults continue to believe today, so we’ve written this article to help combat this misinformation.
Tip: Purchase a new workout toy to give yourself some motivation. This can be a new water bottle or a new athletic top.
After you complete aerobics, you’ll have a huge metabolism boost which lasts for many hours. Yes, you will have a boost, but it is pretty tiny – about 20 bonus calories on the entire day. The same goes for strength training, so don’t bet on these activities to help you burn off calories.
Tip: Pay for a long-term gym membership ahead of time. This will “lock you in”, so to speak, and keep you coming back over time.
The longer you are at the gym, the better your results will be. The fact is that training too hard will actually stunt your muscle growth, not promote it. Muscle breaks down when you work out, and if you don’t give it time to rebuild, it will just continue breaking down. Muscle will be lost if this occurs. Smart training is far more effective than hard, extensive training. Work to your limits and then allow your muscles to rest and rebuild. Don’t forget to include cardio in your workouts as well, both for health and fitness. Working out for over an hour means you’re reading too long between each set or you aren’t effectively training.
Tip: A great tool that you can do for your fitness program is to create a good motivational tool. This way, you are encouraged to keep on going, and overcoming any problems that may arise.
Want to burn off the tire around your middle? You have to do abdominal exercise. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could force your body to burn fat from a specific area just by exercising it? If that was the case, you would end up with chicken-sized legs and arms as you use those limbs the most! Talking would burn off your second chin and nodding your head would slenderize your neck. There is a reason that the body takes fat from all over when you exercise – you don’t want to end up with overly slender parts while others put on the pounds! Engage in cardio exercise and your whole body will benefit by shedding fat.
Tip: If you change up what you are doing, you will get the most out of your exercise routines. If someone normally exercises on a treadmill, they can go running around their neighborhood.
There is no point to exercising if you can’t get thin. If you want to die a slow and painful death with plenty of suffering ahead of it, skip the exercise. If you instead want to stay healthy and happy, enjoying the ability to run for a bus, take the stairs when the elevator is broken or even to jump for joy when you are happy, you need to be in good shape. If you don’t have a 30 minute block to dedicate to exercise, engage in 10 minute blocks instead. Also, try to engage in exercise whenever you can, such as taking stairs instead of an escalator or doing some sit-ups during a commercial on television. The more that you do, the better!
It is important that you create your workouts and diet plan according to facts which are based on reality. Now that you know about the myths above, you can cut them out of your knowledge base. That will leave you focused on your goals, able to achieve them thanks to your expertise.