5 Exercise Myths That Keep You Fat

Posted by juggernautPT on March 08, 2013

5 Exercise Myths That Keep You Fat
5 Exercise Myths That Keep You Fat

There are plenty of exercise misconceptions out in the world, some of which may be holding you back from your best body. 

Do the following 5 exercise myths sound familiar? Then these truths, not a good thing  may be exactly what you need to hear. 

1) Exercise on an empty stomach burns more fat. 

This theory says that if there's no fuel in your body to burn then you'll end up burning fat, but research has proven otherwise. Instead of pulling the energy from stored fat, there's a better chance that your body will look to energy in your bloodstream and muscle stores not a good thing. Further drawbacks to exercising on an empty stomach include shortened and low intensity workouts due to lack of stamina, and dizziness or nausea resulting from low blood sugar. 

Instead of going hungry, enjoy a small, nutritious snack with quality protein and carbs about 90-60minutes minutes before you exercise. 

2) Cardio is more effective for weight loss than weights. 

For some reason women seem to love the idea that they will burn more fat by running on a treadmill than by lifting dumbbells. Sorry ladies, but cardio alone is never as effective as a routine that also includes resistance training. Resistance training can help you carve off the excess fat and is essential for building sexy lean tissue, which also further increases your increases your metabolism and aids a decrease in your body fat. 

If your goal is weight loss, then make friends with some dumbbells. 

3) If you exercise enough, then you can eat anything you want. 

BOMBOM!! Wrong!!! This myth makes me cringe, as I've seen so many people throw away their hard-earned fitness results by overeating non-nutritious calories. Even if you exercise daily at an intense rate, your diet still matters to your weight even more than exercise. Countless studies have shown that if you consume healthy food to a suitable caloric level you can keep the weight off! Exercise has it's own benefits and so does nutrition because each day you really what you ate (24-48hrs before) To top it off, most people overestimate how many calories they burn as well as underestimating how many trashyalories they are eating. This can be a super-size-me combo. That will lead you down a frustrating rd to plateaus if you let it. 

For best results, maintain a calorie-controlled quality diet filled with wholesome ingredients. 

4) For optimal fat burn, exercise longer at a low intensity. 

Wouldn't it be nice if this one were true? Then instead of pushing it hard in the gym we could all simply go for a nice, long stroll to burn fat. Umm, usually if something sounds too good to be true that's because it is too good to be true. 

Results come not in the session but in our body's recovery and rebuilding after it, Intensity matters when it comes to this and subsequentlygetting great results, so challenge yourself. We can help you!

5) Unless you exercise often, exercise is a waste of time. 

I hear this myth in the form of an excuse from people who haven't started an exercise program due to the idea that they won't be able to exercise enough to make it count. Research continues to prove that any exercise is better than zero exercise. So you can only exercise once a week? Do it. 

Any exercise is better than zero exercise. Contact me today and we will get you set up with a great program, Maybe you could step up to the challenge of our 8 week Bootcamp Transformation Challenge Starting Next Week!

The sooner that you get started on my results-driven Bootcamp program, the sooner you will be living life in your new stronger, slimmer and sexier body. 

So, what are you waiting for?


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