Fitness Workouts: 3 Misconceptions You Need to Know about

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So you’ve finally decided to put a check mark beside “Go to the gym” or
some other version of it on your list of New Year’s resolutions from
five years ago. Congratulations! Now that you’ve taken that
all-important step, it’s important that you get the best out of your
fitness workouts. Whatever your goals may be– sweating it out with
exercises to lose weight quickly or targeting fast abs with intensive
ab workouts—let’s clear out these three misconceptions that you might
have about fitness workouts.
#1: For truly effective fitness workouts, you need to spend money.
The equipment and inspiration (from being surrounded with buff bodies
and people determined to have buff bodies) afforded by a gym can
ensure—not guarantee– success at achieving one’s fitness goals. I say
can and not does because we all know that getting a gym membership does
not guarantee success, and neither does home exercise equipment. There
are many varieties of fitness workouts you can choose from that do not
involve spending money. Outdoor activities like biking and running are
perfect for outgoing people. Strength training and yard work are just a
few of the many ways to workout at home. Decide on your fitness goals,
know what exercises or activities to do and what is best to eat in
order to achieve them, and download or modify some printable weight
loss charts for guidance, and you’re good to go. At the end of the day,
it’s your determination that will guarantee success, not expensive
equipment.
#2: Fitness workouts are pointless if you don’t go on a diet where you eat as little as possible.
The fact is that when you eat too little in the effort to lose weight,
your body considers this a threat to its survival and responds by
storing more fat in order to survive. Also, once you decide that you
can’t survive without food (surprise, surprise), you either start
eating the usual amount of food or start eating more than you used to
from having felt deprived of food during your period of ”insanity.”
Either way, the body interprets this as a mere respite from the
starvation and responds by storing even more fat than before in
anticipation of another starve-fest. Now that’s when fitness workouts
become pointless.
#3: The longer and harder you workout, the more muscles you gain.
The truth is that after some time, the body gets used to a workout
routine and muscle growth reaches a plateau. At this point, your
muscles will refuse to grow unless you introduce variation into your
workouts. Also, training too long, too often, and too hard can actually
cost you muscle mass. For instance, if you do mostly ab workouts every
day, it won’t give your muscles time to heal, which they need in order
to grow.
These are just some of the misconceptions people have about fitness
workouts. There are many more, so don’t just take any workout-related
advice that comes your way. Ask and learn. Making fitness workouts a
part of your lifestyle is one of the best decisions you could ever make
in your life, so it would pay to be as informed as possible. Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com

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