Whether you want to lose weight or want to gain muscles there are many types of a training advice that won’t help you reach your goals. Some will even prevent you from making progress. We listed some of these fitness myths to help you decide what’s good for you and hopefully reach your fitness goals for the upcoming summer.
Lie 1: To stay in shape you only have to work out once or twice a week
Truth: One or two work outs per week won’t help you get the advantages for your health you want. To get results from your work outs you need to train at least 3 times a week. The best results for a healthy heart are booked when you train 4-5 times per week.
Lie 2: Sit-ups are the best way to get a six-pack
Truth: Sit-ups strengthen abdominal muscles. However, if you want to get a six-pack this summer you need to train different groups of core muscles. To get a strong core you need to do more. Dynamic core exercises in different patterns are the best way to get a six-pack. Furthermore, diet and low body fat are essential to reach your ultimate goal.
Lie 3: The best time to work out is during the morning
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Truth: The best time to train is when you are focused and you can have a consistent training. Ideally you want to make your training a daily routine, so if you are an evening person that enjoys a late night out in the gym, stick with that. If you are an early bird and enjoy a morning run, do that. Just make sure you have a consistent routine. Nevertheless, some research suggests training early in the morning can help with weight loss because it stimulates the fat burning process during the day.
Lie 4: weightlifting transforms fat into muscles.
Truth: You can’t transform fat into muscles, they are two completely different tissues. Fat tissue can be found underneath your skin, between muscles and surrounding internal organs. Muscle tissue can be found in the entire body. Weightlifting helps you build those muscles.
Lie 5: Cardio exercises are the best way to lose fat.
Truth: If you want to lose weight you need to remember you can’t just simply eat what you want whenever you want. Almost all experts say that losing fat always starts with a healthy diet and a change in your nutrition plan. In terms of losing fat nutrition plays a much bigger role than exercise. That being said, cardio excises are still very important for a healthy lifestyle.