The Myths and Truths of Working Out

The Myths and Truths of Working Out

There is information overload about exercise and diets everywhere you turn.

How are we supposed to define the “truth” from the fiction? Then somethings that were good for us 5 years ago, 5 months ago, heck 5 days ago no longer are!

What is “really” good for us, and what is not going to get us to our results and wasting our time in the process?

Myth:

In order to get those killer abs you should do a 1000 sit-ups everyday …

Truth:

Diet has a lot to do with getting the tummy you want. Also do a combination of these core strengthing exercises and see the wonderful results and benefits you will receive.

Myth:

Lifting weights will make me bulky

Truth:

This is one I struggled with for a while. I was always under the assumption if I lifted over 12 lb dumbbells I would get “big”. Boy was I WRONG! The truth is the more muscle you gain the more fat you burn. So the recipe for success is combining cardiovascular activity with weight training exercises. This will make you the “Fit Chic” you want to be.

Myth:

If I am sore I should not work out

Truth:

It is actually the complete opposite. The worse thing you can do when you are sore is not do anything. Movement will help flush the lactic acid out and release the tension in soreness in the fatigued muscle.

Myth:

If I don’t sweat or feel sick I am not working hard enough

Truth:

This won’t make you stronger; in fact, you might be putting yourself in danger of a serious injury. Discomfort is one thing, straight-up pain is another. Remember to still be good to yourself. Listen to your body there is a difference in pushing yourself and hurting yourself.

Myth:

Yoga isn’t Really a Workout

Truth:

People who have never been to a yoga class or who haven’t been to the right yoga class for their personality are likely the ones who perpetuate this notion. There are many different types of yoga and anyone that has been a client of mine the famous phrase i hear over and over again is “I didn’t know you could sweat this much”. Yoga gets you warmed up and the heart rate up. Yoga uses your own body weight to strengthen and build muscle. Yoga is a workout and the only way to find out is to try it out for yourself.

What are some workout myths you want answered CPM?

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The O-Board Says…

Partner A Runs
Partner B does Active Recovery and or mobility
4 x 800 meter repeats

Partner A Runs
Partner B Rests
2 x 200 rest the time it takes

Posted By: Annie