It’s very easy to over-hear an exercise tip at the gym or get quick fitness advice from a friend and then pass on that information. After hearing that same information repeatedly many will begin to assume it to be true. However that tip you overheard can be holding you back from a great workout or reaching your fitness goal. It is very important to find out what is true FOR YOU. To assist you in getting to your fitness goal I will debunk a few fitness myths.
Myth No. 1 Treadmill Vs. Asphalt
Running is a great way to tackle your cardio goal and has recently become one of my favorite exercises but it can definitely cause some stress on your knees due to the impact. Best practice is to switch up your routine. Although many people believe there is more impact running on terrain versus a treadmill that is not the case. It is the same whether you are on a treadmill or asphalt.
Myth No. 2 No Sweat, No Workout
Many people think if you are not drenched with sweat you have not worked out enough, that is not the case. Massive sweat is not a direct indication of exertion. Sweat is moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, a way for your body to cool itself off.
Myth No. 3 Crunches are the Gateway to Flat Abs
Crunches are easily the most famous
abdominal exercise. However crunches tone a small portion of your abs. The moves while doing crunches involve you using your entire core (shoulders and butt). If your form is not spot on with crunches they may do more harm then good by putting your spine in a painful curved position.
Myth No. 4 No Days Off
With Summer approaching the locker room discussions are at an all time high so I constantly hear the words "NO DAYS OFF". Initially I want to say "girl are you out your damn mind" however I always butt in and say research the methods to your madness. By that I mean don't jump on a bandwagon with such foolishness. We are humans not robots so it is crucial nd necessary that you rest your body. If you are working out everyday you will not give your body time to rebound, recover and improve. Additionally make sure your workouts vary to ensure you do not injure yourself.