The 7 Fitness Myths (i.e. Total B.S.) You Need to Know – BreakingMuscle.com

The 7 Fitness Myths (i.e. Total B.S.) You Need to Know – BreakingMuscle.com

Seven things you might think you know about fitness…that just aren’t true at all. Start your New Year on the right foot, with some real knowledge about how to reach your fitness goals.

Article from BreakingMuscle.com

By Nick Horton, Contributor – Olympic Weightlifting, Sports Psychology

The fitness industry is full of more lies, myths, and total B.S. than nearly any industry on the planet. Some of these myths are slowly going away, thanks to bastions of reason like Breaking Muscle. But, in most magazines, on the daily talk shows, and even on a lot of the most popular fitness TV shows the information you are hearing is wrong.

I’m not going to go so far as to say people are lying to you. It’s just often times the received wisdom, the stuff we’ve been taught and have picked up along the way, was wrong to begin with. And, since we never thought to question it and no one ever told us different, this misinformation has become part of the collective.

I feel it’s my duty to help you sort these out. So, let’s get started:

1. Weight training will make women bulky.

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True, if the woman is on steroids. Female bodybuilders almost singlehandedly ruined the act of lifting heavy weights for most women in this country by providing a false example.

The average man produces ten times the amount of testosterone as the average woman. To be truly bulky and “manly” youneed a lot of testosterone. Without it, you can’t be bulky. So, unless you plan to inject yourself with steroids, you have very little to worry about.

If you’re concerned about your arms being too big, lose more fat. Don’t be afraid of gaining more muscle.

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