Popular Exercise Myths part 2 (4 to 7)


This article had been split into two because there are too many to tackle. Let’s explore the most popular myths and facts about exercise. Hope this could help you get the body you want.

Most people tend to the same exercises over and over again without seeing any results. It turns out that they have been doing exercise myths. Though, these myths may look promising; they can’t deliver what they promised. This article will tackle these exercise myths and enlighten you about some exercise facts.

slow heart rate
slow heart rate

The Exercise Myth #4: A very slow heart rate is a sign that you’re in great shape.

A slow heart rate doesn’t mean being in great shape, but it is a sign of cardiac damage. Your nervous system can become distorted by over-training, which lead to fatigue, sleeplessness and pain disorders like fibromyalgia. The normal resting heart rate is in the 60s or low 70s. Anything lower indicates that there is a problem. When you over- train, you also reduce your heart rate which can lead to cardiac autonomic nervous system imbalance. Long-term endurance training significantly influences how the autonomic nervous system controls heart function. Endurance training increases parasympathetic activity and reduces sympathetic activity in the human heart.

The Exercise Myth #5: Exercising a body part will reduce the amount of fat on that part.

If you want to lose fat on any part, then you must lose weight overall. Spot training doesn’t result to fat reduction on any particular body part, but improves the muscle tone to the part that is trained. Ensure to incorporate sprint interval training and weight training if you want to lose weight.

The Exercise Myth #6: Sit-ups and crunches will reduce your waist size.

This is the same with spot reduction. Sit-ups and crunches increase the size of your waist since your abdomen gets bigger. If you want to shed flab around your waist, you must lose weight overall.

The Exercise Myth#7: Sports drinks keep you from getting dehydrated and encourage athletic performance.

Most sport drinks are high in sugar levels. They have high fructose corn syrup that can turn you fatter. They are bad for you since they cause dehydration and worsen athletic performance. You’re better off drinking water.

When it comes to exercise, less is often better than more. To get the best result from your workouts, remember these fitness myths in mind and you’ll be on your way to better results when exercising to be healthy.

Don’t forget the tips below as well:

  • Train no more than two-three hours per week, and ensure to take two full days off each week.
  • Weight train each body part once or twice a week and incorporate interval training on the days that you do not do weights.
  • Choose appropriate weight in which you can one set of six to 12 reps to exhaustion.
  • Use correct posture, proper technique, full range of motion, proper isolation and constant tension when lifting weights.
  • Don’t work out when sick, late at night or when you experience symptoms of over-training.

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