Uncomfortable Truths About Fitness

Everyone likes when they’re told what they want to hear; things stay nice and comforting that way. Being told what you need to hear versus what you want to hear can be a little unsettling, but it can be to your benefit. With an abundance of fitness information online, you’re bound to run across some bogus advice. We’re here today to uncover some of the uncomfortable truths about fitness. You might not want to hear some of these things, but they need to be heard.

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5 Exercise Myths Your Trainer Wishes You’d Stop Believing

Are you killing it in the gym and not seeing the results you’d like? Chances are you’ve fallen victim to bad advice. Here’s a handful of exercise myths to get you moving in the right direction and working your body to get the best results.

1. Lift less weight with more reps to get toned.
Why this isn’t so: Skipping the heavy barbells in favor of lighter weights with lots of repetitions won’t get you toned. To get toned, you need larger muscles and less fat. Challenging your body through heavier lifting and combining your strength training routine with regular cardio is the way to go. You will burn more calories, build more muscle and get the body you’ve been working so hard for.

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