Debunking 5 fitness myths from your workout

Don’t you feel that your body not responding in the same fashion as it should when compared to the amount of work you put in the gym? Sometimes, this can be depressing as it can change the way you look into your workout. Chances are grim that the advice you have been getting is not worth or there have been some misconceptions about the diet plan you have been following. As per Jessica Matthews, Spokesperson for American Council on Exercise, ‘we have greater access to information, but it isn’t always accurate.’ And this most certainly is the problem why there happens less or no impact at all. Also, the changing technological innovations have shaped the way we work out in these times and hence it is must that we work out as according to what our trainers say. Here are 6 such myths we need to break while working out –

Myth 1: More sweat, more fat burn

People often confuse themselves with the amount of sweat they produce during their work out. They are usually happy with the amount of sweat but this is not exactly the case. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you burnt more fat and calories. As per Matthews, ‘Sweat is a biological response that cools your skin and regulates internal body temperature’. And hence it is not apt to say that the body fat is inadvertently impacted by the amount of sweat.

Truth: That can be due to the more open pores your skin is and how much response your body gives to the change in weather and pressure conditions.

Myth 2: Stretching helps in faster recovery

We often feel relaxed when we stretch our muscles through various post work out stretching techniques. Often our trainers give an impression as to how beneficial can these post work out stretching can be. But a study conducted by the University of Milan on the effects of Post workout recover methods found out no significant changes in the levels of blood lactate levels- a measure important to check the body fatigue in the people who stretch after exercise.

Truth: even if it is of not much use to us in case of reducing body fatigue, it is still helpful. As per Wayne Westcott, Professor of Exercise Sciences at Quincy College in Quincy, ‘Doing it right after a workout when the body is still warm, is the best way to increase the joint flexibility’.

Myth 3: An hour of rigorous exercise is important for health

Often we hear people say that exercise In continuity is the best if we intend to get the health benefits. At length, an exercise is performed for a longer time is more beneficial than sets of lesser timetables. Well, this is not so, this is completely different as a research conducted by Arizona State  University found that people had consistently lower blood pressure readings on average when they split their daily exercise into lower time segments rather than going for bigger time gaps.

Truth: it is more practical to know that lower stretches of exercise gives our heart time to relax and not put much pressure on it. Even a 10-minute exercise in three sets can prove to be beneficial for our cardiovascular organs.

Myth 4: More gym time means more benefits

Expanding the gym time does not mean more benefits at all time. Sometimes people have these misconceptions that more gym time means more health benefits and this is not true at all times. Spending time in more productive training can be worth even in a park. It is completely upon the trainer to maintain the number of slots in the time frame.

Truth: If the sets and time increase with the requirement of the body as per your trainer, then this is right. But at all times, this misconception is not accurate.

Myth 5: Running is bad for the Knees

Knees are one of the most important organs of the body and hence a clarity is needed when it comes to the impact of exercise on our knees. As per a study conducted by the Stanford University, it was found that people who run have equally good knees as compared to those who don’t run at all. This is a significant finding. As per Wayne Walcott, ‘women are four to six times as likely to be at risk of serious knee injuries from running as men because they tend to have an imbalance in the strength ratio between their quadriceps and hamstrings which can increase the risk of ACL injuries.’

Truth: Running can be very useful to our health as it covers all forms of exercise for all parts of the body and hence the thought that it might impact the knee is not worthy at all. 

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