Part 2 – The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths
Here is part 2 of The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths – If you missed part 1 click here…
Fitness Myth #6 – Training the abs last.
Many people believe that you must train the abs last to avoid fatiguing the stabilizing muscles of the core. Although this sounds like a fair statement this has never been scientifically proven. If you think about which section of the body is the most important (the core) and what is most peoples biggest weakness (the core) it doesn’t make sense to train the core last when you’re already fatigued.
Fitness Myth #7 – Bodybuilding programs for fat loss.
Bodybuilding programs are for bodybuilders. Unless you are using drugs these programs will not work for you! It still amazes me how many people are still reading bodybuilding magazines, following their programs using “body-part splits” and “blitzing muscles”. The people writing most of these articles are’ nt even bodybuilders, they’re marketers from the supplement companies trying to deceive you, what looks like an article is probably an ad, look closer!
Fitness Myth #8 – You can out train a poor diet.
No matter how hard you train if your diet is poor, you will not see the results your training for. With the right nutrition you will be able to fuel your workouts far more effectively giving you a greater return in results.
Fitness Myth #9 – More is better.
Too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your training.
If you’re training;
• Too frequently
• For too long
• Without enough rest
This will lead to overtraining. Overtraining can lead to sickness, depression and injury.
Fitness Myth #10 – High reps cut.
There is no such thing as a “cutting phase”.
If you progressively lift heavier weights your muscles will grow, if you lift the same size weight as your previous workout your muscles will stay the same size, if you lift less weight than your previous workouts your muscles will get smaller. The only thing that determines whether you get the “cut” look is the size of your muscles and how low your body fat percentage is.