Busted! Don’t Believe These Fitness Myths!
Regular exercise has a plethora of benefits, including decreased risk of disease, weight loss, faster recovery, increased energy levels, and improved brain functionality. While exercising regularly and consistently is essential to keep one’s fitness levels high, exercising correctly and efficiently are essential to enjoy these benefits. Therefore, it’s always advisable to enlist the services of a certified fitness trainer to guide you with your fitness journey.
Unfortunately, there are many long-held misbeliefs and misconceptions concerning different exercise types that dissuade many from working with a personal trainer, exercising regularly, and fulfilling their fitness goals. To help you steer clear of these misconceptions and keep yourself in the pink of health by exercising efficiently, Fleming Fitness has dispelled three of the most widely believed fitness myths.
Myth 1: Spot reduction exercising can help you lose fat.
Many people believe by targeting a specific body part, they can spot reduce the area and help shed fat. For example, many think that doing situps, planks, etc. will burn fat from abs and help give them a six-pack. This is not true. You cannot melt fat away from a specific body part by working on that area. You also cannot turn fat into muscle. Shedding fat is done by following a proper exercise and nutrition routine.
Myth 2: Lifting weights leads to bulkiness.
The heavier you lift, the greater is the stress exerted on your nervous system. Generally speaking, if you monitor your calories properly and are on a proper exercise and nutrition routine, you can lift heavy without getting bulky. It is possible to get stronger without getting bigger.
Myth 3: Weight is the only thing that determines fitness levels.
We’ve seen many people get discouraged and quit only two months after starting a new form of exercise because of a lack of results. The problem is people use the scale as the determining factor if they’re on the right track or not. The scale can be misleading. It is possible that a person has shed two pounds of fat and gained two pounds of muscle. This way, the net change in weight is zero, however, the person would be smaller in size, have more energy, and have a boosted metabolism.
If you’re looking to steer clear of myths like these, reach out to Fleming Fitness. As leading personal trainers in Kanata, ON, we offer assessments, in-home personal training, kinesiology, yoga, functional capacity evaluations, in-home fascial stretch therapy, take-away fitness programs, and corporate health and wellness seminars. We aim to share with our clients our knowledge about proper nutrition and exercise techniques, so they can get fitter and healthier. We are fully equipped to serve a variety of clients, and our services are available across Kanata, Stittsville, Ottawa, Arnprior, Renfrew, Kingston, Rockland, Belleville, Casselman, and Kemptville.