4 Common Fitness Myths to Bust
While the digital age has brought us a number of sources to learn and gain knowledge, it has also simultaneously become a source for myths too! Here, we bring 4 common fitness myths for you to bust and set yourself on the right track of training.
Myth: Carbohydrates Gains You Unwanted Weight
Neither carbohydrates nor sugars do not directly affect your weight. It is the number of calories you intake versus the number of calories you spent that makes the difference. Do not think that omitting carbohydrates is the way to weight loss. It simply makes you weak. Instead integrate adequate exercise routine that complements your diet for ideal results.
Myth: Sore Muscles Mean Good Workout
Not always! While soreness of muscles is sometimes associated with intense workout sessions, it does not every time mean that you had a good workout. If you are experiencing muscle soreness for even the simplest of workouts on a daily basis, then it is definitely a cause for concern. It can either mean that you are injured because of improper form and technique or you’re overdoing it.
Myth: Being Skinny is Good
That couldn’t be more far from the truth. It is not at all about being thin or bulky. It is all about the ratio of amount of muscle to the amount of fat in your body. There are many people who are over 100Kgs with great fitness and strength and many under 70kgs who are weak but fat! Remember, you can be lean, but you should be strong!
Myth: Height Growth is Possible with Workout and Stretching Techniques
Unfortunately No. Height is all about genetics. There are no proven workout or stretching techniques or any magical special supplements to genuinely increase your height. And likewise, working out at the gym during your teen years do not hinder your height growth. It will help you enhance your strength and become fit.