There are certain fitness myths that a lot of people still think are true.
Even with the internet and the spread of information or misinformation, people still adhere to these myths. Here are a few that should hold no relevance in today's fitness society.
1 – cleansers
You don’t need cleansers. And anything under a 30-day cleanse is useless and won’t do you much. But even the 30-day ones are needed. If you have actual bodily issues go and see a doctor or your health practitioner.
But these cleansers you can buy at any local store aren’t needed. It comes back down to eating nutritionally healthy and doing it as a lifestyle.
I guarantee you if you do that, you’ll notice a change and a much greater one than any 15-day cleanse can give you.
2 – cleaners make you lose weight
Another false advertising is how cleansers help you lose weight. They don’t.
if you read any of those packages, they literally state you need to combine this cleanse with a healthy diet.
Well, guess what? If you take someone who eats like garbage, and they eat healthier 90% of the time they will lose weight. So, the cleanse never helped with weight loss in the first place.
It's your nutritional eating habits that make that happen. Save your money.
3 – fit teas
I wrote a blog post on this before on my website atozbodyfitness.com already because of how useless these are.
They don’t help you get fit. They don’t help you lose weight. They don’t cleanse your body.
If you want tea, have some traditional herbal teas.
Those will do more for you than these will. If you’re drinking these teas just for the sake of having tea and you like the taste, then I can respect that.
But just realize they don’t help you lose weight. Notice how they will say they “help promote” weight loss because they actually don’t do anything for you.
They can’t say it directly helps with weight loss because they don’t. Again, it comes back to your eating habits. Calories in versus calories out.
4 – waist trainer
They do not help you lose weight. Doesn’t happen. Anything external cannot help with you losing calories except for the fact of doing cardio and lifting weight.
What this will do for you is shift your bones over time which isn’t healthy actually and cause your waist to appear smaller, but they won't burn or break down fat. doesn’t happen.
All you need to do is a little google search on waist training, and you’ll see what I mean.
5– hormones dictate your weight
Now before you pounce. Here’s the thing. Certain hormones dictate hunger and weight and cause you to gain weight or lose it BUT they are activated when calories are put into the body.
There are different circumstances for people who have typ1 or type 2 diabetes but even then, the calories that you consume will dictate when happens with your insulin levels, so it comes back to the food you place in your body.
6 – diet pills
THESE DO NOT WORK. Save your money.
They don’t do anything for you. They have extremely little relevance. If you are fine-tuning your body for a bodybuilding show or shredding down for a fitness photoshoot and you need to get to that extra small percentage then sure.
But even then, you don’t really need it. Save your money
7 – someone with 1 million followers
There are a lot of big accounts I see that give out trash information.
They really don’t know what they are talking about when spewing some of this info.
Just because someone has 1 million followers doesn’t mean they know what they are doing when it comes to fitness and health.
They also give our cookie-cutter structured workouts plans that aren’t tailored towards what you need.
You have to think to yourself if you’re paying them something as low as $50 and they have hundreds of thousands do you really think they have the time to customize your plan for you? No way.
8 – you lose more weight straight in the morning
Although I like doing cardio first thing in the morning, you won’t burn more calories on an empty stomach.
You burn the same amount at any point and at any time you do it.
There is no advantage to one point in the day versus the other.
You’ll burn more with progressive growth as you get stronger but watching the sunrise won’t get your body to burn more calories.
9 – Burning more calories from EPOC after Hiit
You will literally only burn 30 to 50 extra calories after a Hiit exercise OVER the next 2 DAYS! That is nothing.
Anyone who tells you Hiit cardio is better because you have the “afterburn” effect is simply not educated enough.
It's highly exaggerated. But guess what? You get epoc after doing longer, moderate stamina cardio as well. There are enough studies to show that.
10 – you burn fewer calories doing HIIT cardio
First of all, those “Hiit” workout videos on YouTube that you see everywhere from different people are all legitimately done wrong.
Actual Hiit workouts are done a specific way and need to be done with certain exercises as you have to get your heart rate up to its maximum capacity.
And you can’t do that with pushups and pullups and basic lunges. It won’t happen.
SECONDLY, you’ll burn less with those 15-minute Hiit cardio workout videos than you will if you were doing 20 minutes or longer bike riding or swimming or running, etc. Not saying you won’t still burn calories, you will, you just won’t burn as much.
11 – more testosterone is produced when you do legs.
This simply isn’t true.
You produce testosterone any time you work out. Not just when you do legs. It doesn’t react t certain body parts there is produced more in the body.
I WISH that were the case because it would defiantly make things easier but just simply isn’t true.
12 – no one exercise is better
No exercise is technically going to get you better results over the other.
Everything works but not everything works all the time.
It’s about executing the exercising properly with good form while eating nutritionally well and increasing your calorie slowly over time when needed, roughly every 2 to 3 months, and creating progressive overload.
This has to be repeated 100x over and over months and years and the results will come in.
you might enjoy doing one exercise over another as it feels better or you can engage your muscle better which is great, but there is no secret or hidden trick. It’s a repetitive process that takes time.
So, you as yourself how or where do you stay informed?
Sift through channels and people you can see who have a high value.
Also, people who have been in the industry for a longer period of time. Who has a proven track record of training clients and also have an education to them as well.
So basically, someone like me.
But no, seriously I know the information I give is from either personal experience or through education and schooling.
But there are just some things that only experience can give you. Which is why I am always happy to help. So don’t be afraid to ask either!
That being said though, Have you ever been caught or done some of the fitness myths above?
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience I have gained through myself and through schooling I have taken from a health and fitness course. Through my videos, I share my personal and educational experience that I have acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition.
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