6 Fitness Myths That Need To Die!
- Cardio is how you get lean
You should be in a caloric deficit to be lean. Use cardio as a tool. It isn’t necessary for fat loss and should never replace weight lifting.
- Carbs make you fat
Carbs are a macronutrient that help with performance. They taste good. And unless you eat them like an asshole you’re probably going to be fine getting a substantial amount of calories from carbohydrates.
- You should buy supplements for your gender (I.E. “women’s pre workout”)
Supplements don’t know your gender. Buying things labeled with a woman or for a woman is more than likely a marketing ploy to get you to spend more on LESS active ingredients.
- Lifting heavy weights make you “big and bulky”
Lifting heavy weights makes you strong. You will be able to grow muscle at a variety of rep ranges and intensity. The quality of that muscles appearance, be it “toned” or “bulky” has more to do with your body fat than anything.
- Light weights are better for “toning”
Lifting light weights can help you grow the muscle you want and achieve the toned physique you like – but no more than moderate loads can.
- Waist Trainers Are “SAFE”
Waist Trainers create a degree of core atrophy and local sweating. They can create a momentary appearance of a trim waist through water loss, but they don’t shrink the waist, they create muscle atrophy. Not worth it for performance and long term health.
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