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Common Workout Myths

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Crunches will get rid of belly fat
If you are one of those people who think doing sit ups everyday will help you lose your love handle, you had better reevaluate the way you approach your workouts. According to WebMD these types of workouts are perfect for strengthening your core and improving your posture but does little for actually eliminating the actual fat surrounding your mid-section. In fact sit-ups and crunches aren’t even the most effective routines for sculpting your stomach. Planks, push-ups and bicycle crunches have been shown to have far greater results towards achieving your six-pack abs. But in order to burn actual fat, a combination of cardiovascular activities, core straightening moves and a proper diet is the most effective way to get your body fat percentage down.

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Weight lifting will lead to bulkiness
This is without a doubt one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the fitness community. Unless you are consuming excessive calories your muscles will not balloon to Herculean proportions just from lifting weights. With proper nutrition, a positive attitude and the willingness to put in the work, your muscles will work to create a leaner physique.

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You need to dedicate at least 60 minutes to every workout to see results
Your body starts burning calories as soon as you start moving. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a marathon, walking your dog or simply vacuuming the house. You are always burning calories. So you should never have to feel the pressure working out for great lengths of time in order to see results. In fact, if you’re running short of time, a simple 15-30 minute high intensity workout is always better than not working out. As long as you can get your heart rate up and a good sweat going you can rest easy knowing you found a way to take advance of even the smallest time frames. Keep this determination up.

 

 
 
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