Everyone’s got that friend…
That one person that claims they discovered the “secret” to weight loss, muscle building, what-have-you. An example: they read something online about proteins, concocted their own protein shakes, and swear by its magical powers.
Maybe you’ve even heard those commercials that promise you can eat what you want and still lose weight…
Your health is not a one-fix situation. You have to put in the time to do the research to find the workout plan and diet that work for you.
The Internet is full of countless misconceptions about fitness. However, if you can discern fact from fiction, your chances for success (and that sweet new bod) go through the roof!
Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about fitness to look out for.
“I need to hit the machines to gain muscle…”
That’s actually incorrect.
It’s better to do exercises that use your body weight instead. Try buying some resistance bands—you can stand on them and do curls. Or, pump out some old fashioned push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, and burpees, especially if you don’t have access to a gym near you.
This also means that you don’t need to starve yourself to get fit. That’s an unsafe way to cut weight, and you’ll eventually gain it all back again.
It’s all about the quality of the calories you consume. If you eat healthy foods, you’ll get in shape, even if you eat a few more calories than you’d like.