When it comes to fitness, there's so much information out there that it may be hard to figure out what's true and what's false. If you go to someone you know and ask about protein shakes, you hear one thing but go to someone else, and it's an entirely different story. That can drive someone crazy, who's trying to find the truth about a particular topic. What makes it worse is that you never really get your answer, so now you're stuck and you don't know what to do.
Well, there's a reason why this happens, sometimes your just asking the wrong person and other times people are just giving you their experience or repeating something that they heard from a friend or on tv. I must say when it comes to most questions regarding fitness and nutrition, the reason why you get different answers is that situations vary, and there isn't a one size fits all method to every topic.
For example, your friend Ashley may say that vegan is the best way to lose weight while your brother Max claims that the ketogenic diet is the best way to lose weight. Both are correct as far as useful methods for losing weight, but you have to choose what's best suited for you. So, in other words, they both are right depending on the person trying to lose weight.
These debates vary and sometimes turn into myths that aren't true but seems to be widely popular and practice by many people. These myths make getting in shape more difficult because you may be attempting something that doesn't work. Imagine someone giving you wrong directions to a place that doesn't lead you to your destination. You'd be very upset and frustrated, and to make it worse, you'll have people continue to tell you these are the directions when you know it's not because you already tried.
So, what are some of the biggest fitness myths you've come across? In this article, I won't just go over some of the biggest myths, but I'll not only give you the truth but as to why its the fact. Whenever someone gives you information on fitness and or nutrition, you always want to ask why. When you ask "why," you now know that that person has a clear understanding as to what they are saying as opposed to just making something up or, as I mentioned earlier, repeating something they heard someone else say without a full explanation.
Before we go into these myths, understand that they are myths because they hold no true what so ever, and there is a correct approach as to what's trying to be achieved.
https://www.obsessionfitnessnyc.com/blog/the-benefits-of-lifting-weight. You can click here where I start the discussion in the third paragraph. To give you a summary of what I covered, in short, WOMEN DO NOT GET BULKY FROM LIFTING WEIGHTS. That's not something that happens by mistake. It takes time. The women that are big and muscular are professional female bodybuilders who train to look like that on purpose. Let me ask you a question, are you worried that playing basketball will make you the next Lebron James? Are you concerned that swimming will get you an invite to the next Olympics and go against Michael Phelps? Of course not because someone doesn't just engage in a sport and automatically become the best or extremely good at it. You have to push yourself, mind and body to get to a top-level like that, so think of getting huge rock hard muscles the same as becoming Lebron James, you have to work hard to become that good. Lastly, women don't produce as much testosterone as men, so it's more complicated.
Lastly, these myths have generated a lot of attention to the point that many people believe it. It's essential to research and find out as much information as possible. Whenever you find someone giving you some fitness advice or sharing knowledge, it's best to ask them for evidence so that you can ensure that what they are saying is true. The world of fitness has tons of information, and it can be overwhelming to consume it all. It's important to remember that it's more than one way to fat loss, but it all goes through a calorie deficit. Building muscle takes more than protein shakes, as well as muscle soreness, not being the best indicator. Most importantly of all, you should have fun while reaching your goal because you need the journey in order to have victory.
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Christopher Gilbert is a Personal Trainer based in New York City and is known for his effective nutrition and workout programs along with his intense training sessions.