Menu
Cart 0

THE TOP TEN EXERCISE MYTHS

Posted by TTN Palawan on

Myth #1: Your cardio machine is counting the calories you're burning.

  • Fact: Calorie burning depends on one's age, fitness level, BMI, and sex. Different sexes at different fitness levels and BMIs burn calories at different rates. Some machines don't even ask for weight or sex.

Myth #2: Heart rate monitors will let you know how hard you're working.

  • Fact: Monitors can falter depending on what kind of exercise you're doing. Your own body is better at telling you how hard you're working. You can measure how intensely you're working out depending on whether you can talk in full sentences, short phrases, or are barely able to muster a few words.

Myth#3: Your weight is the end all, be all

  • Fact: Your weight has little to do with your fitness level. Muscle weighs more than fat, so it's common to see an increase in weight when performing lifting regimens after a few weeks. Measure by seeing how your clothes fit and how you feel overall.

Myth#4: Low-intensity exercise burns fatter.

  • Fact: The more intensely you exercise, the higher the proportion of carbs you burn. You may burn less fat, but you burn more calories. Your body digs into the fat after it has burned all the carbs.

Myth#5: Chug a protein shake after workout

  • Fact: While protein shakes are good for emergencies, they are a very low quality processed product. The best way to get protein is through foods like turkey, beef, yogurt, and nuts.

Myth#6: You can spot reduce for tight abs or toned arms

  • Fact: The more repetitions you do just creates muscle memory, reducing the effectiveness of the workout and causing your body not to burn as much fat. Working out all body parts will reduce muscle memory and increases calorie burn, which will translate into a fat burn.

Myth#7: You can eat whatever you want as long as you work out

  • Fact: Losing pounds and burning fat happens when you have a calorie deficit. However intense caloric deficit works the opposite. Muscles need to feed, so your food intake should consist of a balance of fats, proteins, and carbs.

Myths#8: Cardio is the only way to lose weight.

  • Fact: Cardio is good for the heart and increases endurance, but is not the best way to burn fat. Since muscles have higher energy stores in them, the body will actually begin to feed off those after extended cardio regimens, rather than fat. 10-25min. of cardio is the best range in which your heart and endurance get what they need, while still not running into the zone of your body feeding off its muscle.

Myth#9: You have to do cardio in the morning on an empty stomach in order to burn fat.

  • Fact: Our body's metabolism is at it's lowest in the morning because you haven't eaten for 8 hours. Eat a balanced breakfast and you will be able to exercise longer and your body's metabolism will already be working.

Myth#10: Drinking ice cold water burns fat

  • Fact: There are no proven facts that the cold water will shock your system and force it to keep it warm, causing your metabolism to increase and burn fat. However, drinking room temperature water will have the exact same effects.

Share this post


Related Posts

What is Whey Protein
What is Whey Protein
What is Whey Protein Milk contains two main types of protein: casein (80%) and whey (20%).Whey is found in the watery...
Read More
Dried Mangoes - taste the mango
Dried Mangoes - taste the mango
Dried Mangoes - taste the mango Our dried mangoes are out of this world.You have to try it, to believe it.Using only ...
Read More
Fresh Milk vs UHT Milk - what is the difference between these two
Fresh Milk vs UHT Milk - what is the difference between these two
Fresh Milk vs UHT Milk - what is the difference between these two In the Philippines there is a little confusion some...
Read More
How to make your own yogurt in 5 simple steps
How to make your own yogurt in 5 simple steps
How to make your own yogurt in 5 simple stepsUsing our Bulgarian yogurt starter culture, you can prepare your own yog...
Read More
Cleaning with OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover
Cleaning with OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover
Tackling with stains either on fabric or on furniture or on a car seat can be a painstaking job. That green tea or co...
Read More
Types of Kefir
Types of Kefir
Because Kefir is a nutrient-dense food that also contains probiotics which is beneficial to overall well being, it is...
Read More
What is Lactobacillus Bulgaricus?
What is Lactobacillus Bulgaricus?
Lactobacillus bulgaricus is a beneficial bacteria found in the digestive tract that can fight harmful bacteria that m...
Read More
YOGURT BENEFITS
YOGURT BENEFITS
 YOGURT BENEFITS: Boosts immunity and prevents infections and allergies Helps to lower hypertension and prevents car...
Read More
7 Benefis of kefir
7 Benefis of kefir
Like any other probiotic foods, kefir is no exception. Kefir has it's also benefits impacting health shapes of your d...
Read More
Plain Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt
Plain Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt
Both Greek and regular yogurt, in their plain, nonfat or low-fat forms, can be part of a healthful diet. They're low ...
Read More

← Older Post Newer Post →