Once you decide to start doing sport, you may search on the Internet for the answers to different questions that pop up in your head. However, it would be pretty clever not to believe everything that is written on Google. Oh, and your friends also can’t know everything. So, where to grab the info? You can make research, and the best way would be to start from the common myths connected to the workout.
If you wanna lose weight, you have to do A LOT of cardio — MYTH.
Well, cardio is a good way of helping your body burn more calories and thus, lose weight over time. Nevertheless, logging endless miles in the gym isn’t a good choice. The best combination would be some cardio and some strength training. When you have more lean muscles, you can burn more calories at rest. And yes, a healthy nutrition plan is a must here.
Doing crunches helps to lose belly fat — MYTH.
Unluckily, we can’t lose fat in some exact parts of our body just because of focusing on them while training. You can strengthen your abdominal muscles, that’s right. But the burned calories will be seen on those parts your genetics will choose from. However, if you start eating healthy and training regularly, you will lose fat from the various parts of your body, right down to the desired belly fat.
I don’t feel sore after training. I didn’t get a good workout — MYTH
You don’t always have to feel sore after the training. When you feel pain in your muscles, it just means you applied a significant amount of stress on your tissues. Even if you didn’t get sweat, it also can mean you had a great workout and burned a lot of calories. No worries the next time if you don’t feel sore or sweat after the workout.