24 thoughts on “Top 10 exercise myths”

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!


    1. 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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