When it comes to fitness the myths out there are endless! And since most people actually seem to believe they’re true, we’re here to debunk them once and for all.
“No sore muscles = no effect”
No pain, no gain? Not in this case! Muscle soreness happens when there is minor damage inside the muscle cells and in the surrounding connective tissue, and is not a measure of whether the training was effective or not. While sore muscles do mean that you got a good workout, it’s very possible to get the same full effect without feeling any soreness afterwards.
“I don’t have time”
Yes, you do! It’s all about prioritizing, so if you really want to do something, you’ll make the time for it. Try setting a reminder or physically writing it down in your calendar to ensure that you don’t forget to schedule it into your day. Working out with a friend and scheduling times together in advance is another great way to help you make it a priority. If you’ve already set a date and time, it’s harder for you to pull out since it means leaving your friend stranded.
“The fat burning starts after 20 minutes”
The fat burning begins the minute you start working out – no need to wait 20 minutes, or to even work out for that long at all. Check out our app Seven for quick 7 minute workouts. They may be short, but they’re just as effective!
“100 sit-ups every night = flat stomach”
Burning fat on a single part of your body, such as your stomach, is not possible. In order to lose weight and fat you need to use more energy during the day than you eat, which is extremely difficult to accomplish by only doing strength exercises. In order to get a flat stomach we recommend doing cardio training (which burns a lot of calories) and maintaining a healthy balanced diet. This will, however, make you lose fat throughout your whole body and not just in a certain area. Combining this routine with ab focused strength exercises will make your stomach muscles stronger and more toned, which helps tighten up your stomach post weight-loss.