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6 Fitness Myths That Need To Disappear

Do you know what?


Sometimes smart people believe stupid things, so don't fall for these (stupid) myths.


  1. "Doing weights will bulk me up"


Truth: Muscle is denser than fat and thus takes up less room, so two people who weigh the same can look much different if one has a higher ratio of lean muscle mass to fat (see pic below). Also, the ONLY way to ever bulk up, is to eat more calories than what you burn off....


This makes you gain weight mostly as FAT!



2. "I exercise everyday, so I can eat whatever I want."


Truth: You cannot out-exercise a bad diet, but you CAN out-eat your exercise (even if it is the best workout in the world)


3. "It's harder for women to lose weight than for men."


Truth: Well, biologically men are built with more lean muscle mass than women meaning his metabolism is working at a 5 to 10% higher rate when a couple are chilling on the couch together. So while that may not be fair....


It shouldn't stop you from wanting to fit back in your favourite jeans though.


You may or may not agree, but when something is hard to do, then that is a beautiful thing.


The harder something is, the less people will actually do it - which means the more unique you'll be at the top.




4. "Eating fat will make you fat"


Truth: 1980 just called and wants its myth back.


In fact, it was in the 80's that the whole 'fat free' craze started....and shortly after this crazy myth, a phenomenon called 'obesity' became a global problem.


Just like with calories, fats are not created either. The topic of fats can get quite complicated but you can do well just by staying away from manmade fats and oils but make sure to get your saturated and monosaturated fats. You can get these from foods such as onlives, nuts, coconut oil, butter, lard and avocados.


5. "Eating at night will make me gain weight"


Truth: Cutting out night time snacking is a popular weight loss strategy because it feels logical - eat less when you're less active.


But really, what your weight all comes down to is how MUCH you eat... not WHEN you eat.


The problem is that many people eat at night out of boredom or other emotions instead of hunger, and they wind up consuming WAY more calories (generally from junk food) than they need for the day. Calories that are then stored as fat.




6. "Weight gain and belly fat are unavoidable after 40"


Truth: It's not like you're going to wake up on your 40th birthday and have an instant belly.


The principles of exercise and nutrition will always apply, and I know SO many people that are over 40 that are in SO MUCH better shape than people in their 20's.


And the one secret is... their mindset. Yes you may experience a slowing metabolism as you age, but on the flip side, you're much wiser as you age as well.


Use this to make those healthy decisions! It's never too late to become what you might have been.. so the number 40 is.... just a number in my humble and often correct opinion.


Don't let these myths hold you back.


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Laters

 

Jason 'all carbed up' Brownlie


Coach @ The Perth Fitness Camp


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