5 Fitness Myths You Should Stop Believing
I can eat everything I want and still burn the fat off!
No, you can’t! Binge-eating has a threshold at which your training can balance the amount of caloric intake. Even the use of fat-burners, which will boost your energy to improve your training performance and burn the calories, can only work only to an extent. There are certain amount of fat cells in your body to begin with and when you binge eat, they are multiplied to store the additional fat. And it becomes very hard for you to train and shed that off!
I cannot gain muscle over the age of 50
You definitely can. Age has nothing to do with building the muscle. The only thing is with age, the process of gaining becomes a bit challenging. But as long as you are following the proper workout regimen customized to your goals and body, and consuming ideal amount of nutrients, there’s no reason why you can’t build muscle even if you are above 50 years of age.
Heavy means Fat
That’s one of the most common false notions among most people. Two people weighing the same amount may largely differ in the body composition making one of them fit and the other not. Just because a person weighs, say 100 Kgs, does not mean he’s fat. And just because a person weighs 60Kgs, does not mean he’s fit. It all depends on the percentages of muscle mass and fat in the body.
I can lose weight with just cardio
Oh, you definitely will be losing weight. But it’s the essential muscle mass you’ll be shedding. Cardio is undoubtedly a good approach for your heart health, strength, and endurance but you should not just rely on cardio to shed the extra weight. Ideally, you should be integrating weight training with your workout regimen to ensure that you are building stamina while simultaneously losing the unwanted weight.
High Reps mean High Gains!
Not always! When you sacrifice the amount of weight or the proper form and technique in pursuit of high reps, you would not be gaining anything. High reps with light weights might not yield you any results while the same with heavier weights could do some damage to your muscles. You need to strike the right balance in weights as well as reps for desired gains.