Fitness myths: Some of us are taking the exercising very seriously and the lots of informations related to the exercising and fitness also. It is very popular saying that ‘no pain no gain’, so according to that myth or saying every body tries to tighten up the abs with crunches. So there are so many fitness myths which are still running around the misconceptions and people are following without understanding it. The very first myth is about the ‘lower abs’, that means people wants to workout very hard for the lower abs to reduce their pot belly, which is not correct, as there is nothing as lower abs, there is actually one long muscle rectus abdominis which extends from the chest to the pelvis. For the work-out of abs one should concentrate on exercises to target all four muscles like: the rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques and the transverse abdominis. Secondly, if you have a fat layer on your abdominal area, then doing crunches will not be helpful in getting a six-pack, in that situations you must reduce the fat of your body. Another myth of fitness is that most of the people take muscle soreness as a measure that how good and efficient are they in working out or how efficiently they have done their exercises which caused that irritation of muscles or soreness, which is wrong, actually muscle soreness is caused by the tiny tears of muscle fibres while heavy exercising and workouts. So if we regularly change our programmes and do not allow our body to recover it in other words, if we over did it, then it may cause the muscle growth. So for the prevention of soreness we should warm up before the workout and stretch properly before and after the exercising. So if the soreness is experienced then the rest of one or two days should be taken and then again the same exercises should be done which will lower the intensity at least.
The Myth of Weight Loss: People generally believes that they do not have time to do so much of exercises per day regularly, so if all the exercises are not possible then why one or few of them, as the general rule for weight loss is to do cardio for or five times a week for 30 to 45 minutes as well as weight training two to three times a week. So, they generally run away from such bulky bulky regular exercise and work-outs and making excuses for them. But, it doesn’t mean that if you can’t afford all the exercises as per the schedule then you don’t do any of it. It is better to do any of the exercises than no exercise. Remember even 15 minutes walk can be proved as a fruitful exercise for a person because it makes a person physically active and reduce the stress and makes a person healthier and fresher. If you can not go to the gym, it does not mean that you cannot work it physically or something active each day to make your-self healthy and stress-free. Similarly, some women believe that they should not go for the weight trainings as they would bulk up with that. But, strength training is a critical issue to maintain a healthy weight and strengthen the body. The researchers concluded that the average woman does not surely gain the size from the strength training because she does not have that much of hormones which are necessary to build massive amounts of muscle. As per the researchers, even men do not gain muscles easily they have to work very hard to achieve the same.
More proteins Big muscles: Here we are going to talk about one more myth that people generally believe that if they eat or take more proteins containing diets they would definitely gain big muscles without any work-out or exercises, whereas, building muscle mass involves two things, using enough weights to challenge muscles beyond their normal levels or in other words good exercising requirement and second is to eat more calories than you burn. According to the American Dietetic association, for building muscles a person should not only concentrates on proteins only, whereas, muscles work on calories so we need all three types of nutrients- carbs, protein and fats also. So in other words, we must say that if we are taking excess of proteins to make our muscles, we run the risk of creating nutrient imbalance in our body, similarly, kidney strain can also be caused of the excess proteins availability in our diet and lastly we can have dehydration problem with the same reason also. So in order to avoid all these kinds of risks and imbalances we should prepare a healthy eating plan as well as an exercise-work out which should combines cardo exercises as well as consistent weight training.
Myth- Longer Work-outs are Better work outs: As it is the general tendency of the people that they believe that if they have exercised for a long period they believe that they have done the best. Whereas, quality is more important than quantity, smart exercise will give good results rather than the exercises done for a long time. Each work out or an exercise is based on two primary variables, i.e. Intensity, which means how hard a person is working out and the second variable is duration, which means the frequency how long a person is working out. So improving intensity is more important factor of weight training and cardio as monitoring this factor properly, the results really come out. So one should workout with certain intensity by taking even a limited duration. If you do not limit the duration of the exercise session then your intensity would not be suffient for the time you have exercised. So, if we are not controlling our exercise timing or intensity and spending long hours in the work outs , it would be really bad for our health and body, as with excess of exercising our body will produce excess tress hormones which will create obstacles in the recovery process or it will slower down the recovery system of the tissue breakage recovery.Share