I’ve complied a few myths together here to hopefully help fast track you from spending the next 5 years figuring these things out!
1️⃣ Simply put- Lighter Weights and More Reps are not better. There are MANY ways to stimulate muscle fibres and ALL of them help you build tone and look lean. You…won’t…get…bulky.
2️⃣ It’s only possible to lose fat doing a s*** tonne of cardio- again NOPE, not true! I used to spend hours on the cross trainer and in aerobics classes, and I can promise you this; it doesn’t get you lean by itself. You’ve gotta address your nutrition AND resistance training.
3️⃣ Soreness is NOT an indicator of a good workout. I used to chase that feeling of the ache; soreness does not mean you’ve had a good workout, simply that your Central Nervous System isn’t used to that type of movement, keep chipping and changing too often and you’ll see zero progress.
4️⃣ Fasted training improves fat loss? Maybe…maybe not. The jury’s still out on that one. The main thing? Train at times is sustainable and you can go more often and THAT will improve fat loss. Worry about the basics before worrying about tiny factors.
5️⃣ You CANT spot reduce fat on your abs; 1000 sit ups a day won’t do this, believe me I’ve tried! And I’m not exaggerating; I used to break my day up doing 100 sit ups at a time. Again address your nutrition, overall output and level of muscle tone.
6️⃣ Carbs make you gain weight. Nope nope nopety nope! I spent YEARS avoiding pasta, rice, potato thinking it would make me gain weight. There’s no 1 food or food group which will lead to weight gain; an excess of ANY food will do so.
7️⃣ Work Smarter not Harder. I’ve been victim of doing this to myself SO many times. I’ll Chuck everything at weight loss from the start: pull my calories right down, ramp up Training. And what does that do? Just helps you hit a plateau faster. As annoying as it is there’s NO way to speed the process up, no short cuts. You gotta have patience and do it gradually.
Come back to this next time your tempted to go all in or all out as a reminder ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️
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Love and Light,