Here are my top 4 training myths that hold you back from achieving your best body, debunked:
Myth #1: If fat loss is your goal and you don’t have time for weights and cardio, you should just do cardio.
Because resistance training is such an effective tool for health, fitness, and anti-aging, it is the one sort of training that you should never compromise on. Weight training can help you lose weight, gain strength, and maintain or enhance your lean body mass.
Cardio alone is incapable of accomplishing this. Weight training is what separates someone who is an ideal weight but has an average-looking body from someone who seems trim and sculpted like a fitness model. When you have time, incorporate weightlifting and cardio into your routine. When time is short, always put the weights first. With that said, please allow me to take a moment to stand on my soapbox and discuss time.
Myth #2: You should lose all the fat first, then start weight training later.
Individuals who are extremely obese may need to prioritize nutrition at first if they are not yet very mobile. However, if you are physically capable of exercising safely, you will experience incredible benefits from beginning a weight-training program, even if you still have a significant amount of fat to lose.
Almost anyone can begin with walking for cardio and simple lifts for strength. It’s never too early to establish healthy habits.
While it is true that you can lose weight through diet and cardio or even through diet alone, many people who do so discover they are not as happy with their bodies as they anticipated.
Myth #3: You have to join a gym to get good results.
The best location for training is wherever you can obtain the most effective workouts and perform them consistently. I began working on machines similar to those advertised on late-night infomercials.
Myth #4: If you lift weights, you’ll get bulky or look like a bodybuilder.
Most natural weightlifters would like to have larger muscles, but we’re still working on it years later due to the slow and difficult process of muscle gain.
Beginners can easily gain muscle at first, but their progress quickly slows. Only the most genetically gifted have an easy time gaining muscle.
Adding muscle mass is even more difficult for women, who have lower testosterone levels. Despite constant reassurance, many women are still concerned about becoming too big or bulky. I believe this fear comes from how people perceive professional bodybuilders. It’s easy to convince yourself that lifting weights will make you big and bulky if you associate lifting with professional bodybuilders.
That being said, even if you have amazing genetics, you are unlikely to wake up one day and discover that you have sprouted new muscle overnight.
I hope this article about most common training myths is helpful and helps you moving forward!