Fact or Fiction, What To Do?

Each day there’s something out there lurking in your phone, TV, computer or in the newspaper. Waiting to trick you into believing what they want you to believe, but not necessarily the truth.

The fitness industry has a ton of mis information out there, and it’d be impossible to cover them all. So let’s take a look at some things to see if they are fact, or if they are made up.

You have to workout daily to see success…

While we want you to workout daily, for some people, that’s just not possible. The goal is to be active everyday, but sometimes life gets in the way. It is about how many times you workout in a day, but it’s also about the quality of work you put in. An effective workout can be accomplished in as little as 15 or 20 minutes. Grab yourself a trainer, and make the most of your time at the gym.

FICTION

Doing exercise actually gives you more energy…

You end up being so tired after a workout, you can’t possibly get more energy can you? Exercise releases endorphins into body, that help you with your energy levels. Off the bat you may feel more tired after exercising, but you’ll soon adjust.

FACT

I’ll get big muscles from working out…

This is very common among women, the thought that you’re going to have huge muscles when you workout. The truth is, it takes a lot of specific weight training and nutrition work to get those large and defined muscles. You need to workout with weights, to help you function and move properly. A lot can be achieved with proper weight training, don’t be afraid to pick up those weights.

FICTION

It’s not hard to find time in your day for exercise…

It may seem daunting at first, because you’ve read all about how long you have to exercise, and what you must do. Truth is, even a little a day is better than nothing. At the start, if you can incorporate a little into your day you may eventually find yourself doing Kris and more each day.

FACT

You need to do sit-ups to get a flat belly…

This one is super crazy. Doing a ton of sit-ups alone will not get you flat abs. You need the right balance of cardio, weight training and nutrition to get those abs. We can’t spot train (choose where you lose body fat) so you need to create a better overall program to achieve your flat belly.

FICTION

Training in the “Fat Burning” zone is the best way to lose weight…

We’ve all seen the different levels on the cardio machines at the gym. But let’s think logically. Who’s working harder and burning more calories? Someone staying in the Fat Burning zone for 20 minutes, or someone pushing as hard as they can for those 20 minutes? Your total calories burned is what counts.

FICTION