In dreams of a healthy, beautiful body, the average girl tries not one or two ways to bring her closer to this result. One day, these obsessive thoughts become part of your daily routine, because of the abundance of anxiety about this, conflicting thoughts and concepts are born. Hence the number of training myths, as an important attribute on the way to a beautiful body, increases exponentially.
CONSIDER THE MOST POPULAR OF THE WORKOUT MYTHS:
IF YOU STOP TRAINING YOUR MUSCLES WILL TURN INTO FAT
Muscles cannot turn into fat, just like your bones cannot become muscles or connective tissue. These are different tissues of the body that simply cannot physically become something else.
But to grow fat after the cessation of strength training is possible. During and even after exercise, the body burns calories. When you stop exercising, calorie consumption is dramatically reduced. If you do not change your eating habits and calorie intake, you risk gaining extra fat.
CARDIO TRAINING IS EASIER THAN WEIGHT TRAINING
Of course, strength training is an energy-intensive and rather complicated kind of load.
However, it is not for nothing that such types of training are gaining popularity, such as functional exercises without weight or with a slight burden, dynamic exercises of “Tabatha”, cross fit and TRX training. Such types of intense load are not less energy-consuming than power and to call them light will not be true. That is why home exercises without burdens are in many cases no less effective than in the gym.
MACHINES ARE MORE EFFICIENT THAN FREE WEIGHTS
Some athletes avoid training with free weights, believing that isolated exercises better load and pump specific muscles.
In fact, exercises with free weights are simply necessary in strength training. The simulators limit the range of motion, do not allow to develop functional strength and do not train the interaction of different muscle groups.
DO NOT DO ANYTHING IN BETWEEN THE SETS
Often, people believe that it is impossible to perform any exercises between strength approaches to allow the muscles to fully relax and recover. Hardly 1-2 minutes of rest will give the muscles recovery and exaggerate the importance of this principle is also not worth it.
It is allowed to perform light exercises, for example, dynamic stretching, which will help support the muscles warmed and at the same time increase the mobility of the joints, improving the technique of the next approach.
BETTER TRAINING TIME - MORNING
In fact, it is best to train when it is convenient for you. The main thing is to do it consistently. So if you feel great, if you are doing late at night, and in the morning you can’t bring yourself not only to go to the gym, but even to get out of bed with an alarm clock, you don’t need to torture yourself.
EVERYTHING WILL GO AWAY IF YOU STOP TRAINING
The truth is that there is muscle memory. Not for nothing, even after a long break, to adapt to the loads again is easier than starting fitness, if you have not done this before. A month without training will most likely affect the general state of health, loss of muscle tone, but it will not exactly nullify your work. Of course, regularity is important and progress is obvious when such interruptions are minimal, but it will not be able to reduce all efforts to a no.
YOU HAVE TO TRAIN AT LEASE 5 TIMES A WEEK
If you give something too fanatically and uncontrollably, the chance of harm is much higher than giving a favor.
Such a regime without the right approach is more traumatic than useful. The body does not have time to properly recover from the exhausting workouts, and the new diet, which people set themselves without consulting an endocrinologist, a gastroenterology, and other doctors, can sometimes be harmful.