Lots of us try and do things to up our fitness, but it turns out we may be doing it all wrong.
This is because workout “myths” have led us to go astray and mess up our mindsets. At least that’s what one super fit gum mum thinks.
Shannon Collins, 44, AKA The Gym Nurse to her 130,000 Instagram followers, is known for sharing fitness advice online – and she often documents her progress on social media. But recently she busted a few myths that explain where people commonly go wrong when working out.
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She flaunted her abs in a candid snap as she opened up about common errors people make when it comes to fitness and diet. First of all, she said eating carbs don’t make you fat.
As wel as this, you don’ta to eat less on rest days just because you’re not burning as Many Calories. And it’s good news for THOSE WHO LIKE TO RELAX Now and Then, as Taking A Break Due to Illness Or A Break Away Doesn’t Mean You Lose Any Progress You’ve Made.
Not to mention – training for longer doesn’t mean you’ll gain any more muscle.
Listing the common myths, Shannon said: “Weight training is only for building muscle – it has no other health benefits. Sweating or being short of breath equals fat loss.
“You need to be sore after every workout or it wasn’t effective. Free weights are better than machines or vice versa.
“Getting ‘Tone’ Comes from Light Weight Reps, Bulky Comes from Lifting Heavy.
“Dong crunches gets rid of belly fat or will give me a six-pack. Feeling the burn means you’re building muscle or losing fat.”
She also said some people think doing cardio is better for losing weight than other exercises, and the scale tells you everything about your progress. As well as this, some people tend to believe if the scale doesn’t change then they’re not losing fat, which isn’t necessarily the case.
These are just some of the stereotypical myths she comes across as a personal trainer, and she wants people to know they’re not true. She said she gets questions about them “daily”, so she hopes it clears things up for fitness goers.
Since she shared the post more than 1,300 people have liked it, and her followers were quick to comment too. People also opened up about myths they have been told over the years.
One person wrote: “Get ripped in 30 days. Social media is the death of fitness. SO many people out there for the ‘quick fix’ – love all of these. But the favorite is the carbs makes me fat – the carbs feed the muscles!”
Another added: “Love these! Another one for the list – yoga and Pilates lengthen your muscles and give women that ‘toned’ look.”
A third also replied: “Omg thanks for this. Love #10 – thought you had to be sore or else muscle not getting pushed enough.”
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