As with all endeavors of life, myths are created, usually from the experience from people who actually have an experience that makes them think that they have had what they believe to be a genuine result. The truth of the matter is that it was just coincidence or faulty memory.
Especially in the fitness world, there are all kinds of myths out there which was recently addressed in an article by Jeff Csatari in Scouting Magazine.
To summarize, Jeff tackles the following seven myths and gives a good retort to each myth.
- 1. Crunches will melt your belly and give you six-pack abs.
- 2. Walking on a treadmill is just as effective as walking outside.
- 3. Stretching before exercise prevents injury.
- 4. No pain, no gain.
- 5. You should have a sports drink during and after every workout to replenish electrolytes.
- 6. You can target fat burn to a specific part of your body.
- 7. The best time to work out is first thing in the morning.
Hopefully Jeff’s article will help you understand how myths are created in the fitness world and keep you from forming your own.
You can ready the full article by Jeff Csatari at Scouting Magazine at the link below: https://scoutingmagazine.org/2018/04/seven-fitness-myths-busted