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The Top 6 Fitness Myths and Truths

Don't Believe These Tall Tales!


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    Thank you for this article. I have been overweight most of my adult life. I believed a lot of what my friends told me when I was in high school and college. And spent a lot of time either starving or overeating over dieting. - our children need sound fitness counseling from professionals - not websites and friends. And I am not convinced our medical community has helped Americans - do your own work and research and ask questions. I am doing the weight training/cardio/nutrition. I am feeling better and having a better life.
  • i LOVE this article. I am sick of my girlfriend's warning me to be careful that i will bulk up like the incredible hulk if i continue to weight train (and increase my weights) and eat lots or protein to support that sort of training. Ugh, it's just annoying that people think they are know-it-alls.
  • I like this article, thanks for putting it out there.
  • I love this article! I am constantly being asked "how did you do it?", and when I say it's a three prong approach; diet/cardio/strength training, people usually find an excuse for not doing the strength training. The other day, I heard the worst excuse ever: my trainer told me to concentrate on cardio, because with strength training, when you stop your muscles turn to fat...I'm still in a state of disbelief that anyone, let alone a trainer, would tell someone that!

    So, keep on myth busting Jen!
    The weight lifting seems to be the hardest for women to believe.........
    Having been introduced to the machines first, I eventually participated in the weight training group classes and was hooked.........I find I now have to alternate between classes, machines and cardio for bulk just toned...
  • hey Afoot? lol its not getting them to read it but to believe it! Yeap yeap
  • It's good to see articles like this. what saddens me thought, is that I see in the exercise blurbs"Target your abs with these 6 exercises" etc. The reason I like this site is because of the relatively no nonsense approach to healthy living, yet it seems that it is still encouraging members to buy into the same myths this article is trying to debunk. I don't want to see it become like those lifestyle mags that 'promote' healthy living beside pieces that show how 'You too Can Lose 5pounds Before The Weekend'

    Just my humble opinion
  • Although I knew most of this stuff already it's nice to know that I'm following the right information.
  • These are necessary and great. Now if we can just get the idiots that believe these fairy tales to read this article!
  • I knew these already, but it never hurts to be reminded. When you're trying to change your body shape, you're willing sometimes to believe anything. I heard a WHOPPER at work yesterday... "ear stapling"... a procedure that works by creating two constant acupuncture points in your ear, which in turn curb cravings. (Probably because your ear will be killing you!)
    Another myth you forgot: It's best to lose weight first before even starting a fitness program.
    Some people seem to think that it's harder to lose fat if you're building muscle (when actually the reverse is true).
  • Great article...!
    Very informative - and in easy to understand terms...
    loved the examples and comparisons...
    (* Mentally noted)
  • I think this was a WONDERFUL article. So many people are misinformed with regards to weights loss and weight training. Well done!

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