Myth’s And Legends Of The Fitness Industry
August 3, 2017
Today may ruffle a few feathers, and I am ok with that because there are so many myths in the fitness industry that are sabotaging your results.
That’s why today I want to take a stand against them and show you the truth behind these myths that have been ingrained for so long.
Buckle up; today could get interesting.
“You Have To Jog To Burn Fat”
Straight off the bat, I’ll tell you that I don’t like jogging, I find it boring, and after years of basketball, I have done enough to last a life time.
But the real reason I don’t like it is that it serves little purpose unless you like jogging and want to get better at it.
Apart from that, there isn’t much sense, and in fact, in most cases, it is detrimental to your health. This is because most people don’t know how to run correctly, they then run on hard surfaces which are damaging to the joints.
My favorite anecdote to why you shouldn’t jog is the guy who invented jogging for health reasons died of a heart attack while jogging.
Every year people decide to get healthy and fit, (which is amazing) but the method they choose is to start going for a jog and put so much pressure on their heart, they have a heart attack.
I want to put a stop to this.
Because above all else, it is an ineffective method for burning fat, so why risk these side effects for something that isn’t going to help?
You would be crazy to.
In fact, you are better off going either side of this if you decide to go down this path.
Either walk or sprint (Now of course if you are just starting, sprinting isn’t the option)
But the two ends of the spectrum will produce much greater results than jogging every will.
Please stop the madness and make a better choice.
“You Need Cardio For Lung Capacity”
Anyone who says this has clearly never done one of my weight sessions.
Because when programmed correctly you will get all the aerobic capacity you could ever need and then some.
Let me give you an example of how much this is true.
One of my clients was looking after her grandson when he took off down the street; those kids can get up to a good speed if you aren’t paying attention.
Obviously, my client had to take off in pursuit, and that’s exactly what she did.
Broke into a full sprint
She came in the next day and said to me did you know that I could run?
She was amazed, and this was achieved without a single second of running under my watch.
You don’t need to spend hours on cardio equipment to develop this, it’s the reason why I have zero cardio equipment in my studio it’s just not needed, and if I were going to use it, it would only get used 30-2 minute bursts.
Everything you desire from; weight loss, fat burning, toning, aerobic capacity, heart health, lowering blood pressure, improving health overall, strength and endurance.
Can be achieved with weights, bands, body weights and cables.
If you wish to skip the guess work and get all of this taken care of for you, to ensure that you get the results that you deserve.
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“Weight’s Make You Manly”
Speaking of only needing weights, one of the craziest things I hear all the time is that I don’t want to look like a man, I don’t want to get massive and muscley.
Yes, it is possible to “Look like a man, ” but this is a very definitive choice by these women.
It takes years upon years of dedication and decisions to get there.
This doesn’t happen by accident, and you will not end up there by using weights.
But I understand why you are afraid, I have even seen trainers and fitness experts promote this.
Which boggles my mind, I read an article by a female trainer that said you should only ever use narrow grips when lifting other wise you will get manly.
This is utter nonsense, in fact as mentioned above if you want to get the best results you have ever seen, using weights is the answer.
Please don’t be scared away by people who don’t understand the insane benefits this can have for you.
And do yourself a favor and start using weights, even if they are just machines, you will make leaps and bounds forward.
“The Holy Grail”
This is a widespread one, have you tried X it will change your life, and everything else is rubbish.
I hear this most commonly about diets, and it always makes me laugh because I just think really, this one diet is the answer that everyone is looking for a no one up until this point has come across it before?
When it comes dieting, in my opinion, there are five main roads that you can take, and all of them will work, as long as you stick to the plan and don’t mix and match across the board.
And in fact, pretty much any diet will work as long as you stick to it and don’t chop and change every few weeks.
It just varies on how quickly and efficiently it will work.
But the main thing that you need to remember is that for 99% of diets the key factor is are you in a calorie deficit. Aka do you expend more energy than you consume?
If you meet this, you will lose weight; this can be taken to the extremes.
A doctor in America wanted to prove this, so he only ate Twinkies for eight weeks, and he lost 25 pounds. Because he controlled his calorie intake, mind you, he was incredibly sick at the end of it.
But it goes to show that this is the primary factor in weight loss.
If your diet doesn’t reach these requirements, nothing will ever change.
The prime example of this is keto, I am a big fan of keto, but there is plenty of people who say as long as you eat keto you can eat as much food as you want and it doesn’t matter.
This is not the case if you eat 5000 calories a day and only burn 2500 you will put on weight.
So always look into those factors before starting any form of new eating plan.
If you want all the stress of this removed just book your FREE 1-1 call with me today and we can walk you through the best way to achieve your goals.
That’s it for today on Myths in the fitness industry.
But don’t worry the ride isn’t over yet
We will be going on this one all week.
Make sure you check back in for part 2
Lachlan “Myth Buster” Farley