Top 10 exercise myths

Top 10 exercise myths infographic from WeightTraining.com.

What’s your favourite exercise myth?

Exercise Myths

Source: WeightTraining.com – Exercise Myths

Exercise, Fitness, Health, Infographic, Myths, Running

24 Comments

  1. I think #3 is interesting. Although i’ve gained a few pounds over the past year, I’m the strongest and fittest that I’ve ever been.

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  2. If cardio is not an only way to lose weight, what another form of exercise should I do to lose several of stones?

    It is great and surprised to see some of them are myths!

    K.
    kdotdiary.wordpress.com

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    • I believe weight training helps too.

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    • Try doing high intensity workouts that include strength and cardio. They don’t have to necessarily be hour long workouts. My trainer does 30 minute-max strength workouts and then I do my cardio (for training purposes) at least 3 times a week.

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  3. This just makes me not want to believe in anything. I think it is just best to keep consistent and chose eating heathy and exercising and a lifestyle choice and not a “program.” Thanks for posting.

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  4. Have to dispute with Point 5; protein shakes are a great post workout supplement and there is feck all difference in the ‘quality’ – it’s still derived from actual food.

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  5. LOL, myth #9 being that I actually used to believe it! Thanks for sharing this very eye opening infographic with us John. :-D

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  6. If I would have seen number 3 I would have had less of a heart attack after a 5 pound weight gain from lifting weights for 2 weeks…

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  7. I must admit I did think #10 was fact as your body has to work harder to warm up when drinking iced water hence burning more Calories / fat

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  8. Good myth busting post!

    On #4, the way I read it was that walking before breakfast after the body has metabolized all night long, and walking at a low intensity such that you can hold a normal conversation throughout the walk, burns more fat for your time. That’s a lot more specific.

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  9. These are great! I know when I was training for my first 1/2 I ate like a machine! While in my head I realized I couldn’t out run the burgers and fries part of me still justify it because I had never ran that far before. OF COURSE it was burning loads of calories! Haha… good thing I have since learned!

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  10. Love it! I used to slightly believe in some of these and I have a friend who continues to believe she can spot reduce and wants to bring me down with her. I’m still a bit confused on the protein shake myth. Do you know if that also includes when you use them as a meal replacement shake with fruits?

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  11. I have friends who still go by treadmill/elliptical calorie counters. I don’t ever want to be a Debbie Downer, but I’ve definitely tried to debunk that for them!

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  12. Reblogged this on We Run and Ride and commented:
    Thought I’d reblog this infographic because it is so interesting! Thanks for reading We Run and Ride!

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  13. Disagree with five and to a certain degree six.
    Five. Whey protein is probably the most researched supplements and is good post workout and has high absorption. A meal with protein and carbs should be consumed within an hour of exercise.
    Six. There is a Reasonable amount of research that protocols like Poloquin Biosignature can help spot reduce fat.

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  14. Reblogged this on mewruns and commented:
    Excellent, excellent information. Common sense and clear. (Now all we have to do is try to be disciplined enough to pay attention.)

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  15. This is a great infographic – I can’t believe how many of these myths I believed for so many years!

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  16. Great information. Glad I stumbled upon your blog.

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