When you to the gym, you hear a lot of Gyming myths before and after entering the gym.Do you think they are true?Here are the top common myths about Gyming busted. These Gyming myths are what people have heard or have been hearing. Let’s demystify them.
You go to the gym and this is what usually happen
You should do more cardio! Don’t bother with cardio, do more weight! You should take some protein! Add some creatine! Try glutamine! I don’t take anything, you shouldn’t! Don’t go more than 3 times a week! You won’t see any results before 6 months at least!.
You have to be big to see results faster! Try cross fit! Less repetition, more weight! Don’t bother working on your arm if you do this and that! It’s in your genes!
Everybody got a piece of advice to give you, but at the end what is real and what is a myth?
What are the basic simple things that are scientifically proven to get you more muscle faster? And what are the big lies given to you by the fitness industry that makes you lose more money than weight?
Myths and facts about Gyming
MYTH 1: One should workout only when losing weight is the only goal.
FACT: Your weight has little to do with your Fitness level. Muscle weighs more than fat; it’s common to see an increase in weight after a couple of weeks of weight/strength training sessions. Also being fit and healthy does not mean confused with being overweight.
MYTH 2: Being fit doesn’t mean you should have shirt ripping muscles like celebrities.
FACT: They are paid for being in shape and they have teams of world class people looking out every prospect of their lives.
MYTH 3: Gulp a protein shake after a workout.
FACT: While protein shakes are good for emergencies, they are a very low quality processed product.
The best way to get protein is through foods like chicken, yogurt, nuts, eggs and soya milk.
MYTH 4: You can concentrate on only one part at a time.
FACT: The more repetitions you do, the more muscle memory you set in. This reduces the effectiveness of your workout and causes your body to burn less fat.
Tip: Working out all body parts will reduce the muscle memory and increase calorie burn, which will translate into the fat burn.
MYTH 5: Working out on a dumbbell till your muscle gives out doesn’t produce any result.
FACT: Instead, it forces the muscles to produce amino acids which lead to breaking up of muscle cells. So although pushing your body to limits breaks the barrier and leads to growth. But it shouldn’t be done on a routine basis.
“Don’t wish for it, work for it.”
MYTH 6: You can eat whatever you want as long as you workout.
FACT: Losing kilos and burning fat happens when you have a calorie deficit. However, intense calorie deficit works the opposite way.
Muscles need to be fed, so your food intake should consist of a balance of fats, protein, and carbs.
MYTH 7: Gyming is for fat or obese persons only.
FACT: Gyms are for fitness, health and for physical endurance. Regular Gyming boosts your metabolism, give your body a flexibility and strength that stops aging and many diseases. Also, cardio exercise keeps your heart and lungs fit and healthy. The gym also helps you gain or reduce weight.
Myth 8: Cardio is the only way to reduce weight.
FACT: Cardio is good for the heart and increases endurance, but is not the best way to burn fat. Since muscles have high energy stored in them, the body will actually begin to feed off after extended cardio regimes, rather than fat.
20-40 minutes of cardio will give your heart what it needs, without causing your body to start feeding off muscle.
MYTH 9: You must do isolation movements to get those muscles growing!
FACT : You should use those big compound movements to grow stronger and overall massive and then use those small isolation movements to get some definitions.
MYTH 10: No pain, no gain.
FACT: Adding that one rep that kills you at the end is not worth it. Build the strength to do your workout and then add more reps. But it’s still important to give it yours all at every workout.
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