Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Exercise experts pick top 10 fitness myths

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Life/Travel: Health

The writer asked several fitness experts to pick out the top 10 fitness myths.

Here are my favorites:

1. Sit-ups or crunches will burn fat off your abs.

2. There is an easy way to lose weight.
4. Weightlifting makes women big and bulky.

Ab flab is probably one of the most common complaints of adults in modern society. As a result, the professional marketers know this and target those people in magazine ads and info commercials on tee vee.

But the truth of the matter is, you can have the greatest rock hard ab muscles in the world but as long as you have fat, you will never see it. So the key thing to do is to work on overall body exercises and nutrition. The abs will come later...

The second issue is that seeking an easy way to lose weight is a losing proposition(pun intended). Losing weight is simple but not easy. You have to focus on the proper nutrition and exercises that will burn fat like nobody's business. But you have to do it. Nutrition and exercises is simpler than you think...

The last one is the oldie but goody. Jamie Eason, the gorgeous fitness model has said this too, if you want to lose fat, you must build up your muscles. Worrying about looking like those East German athletes of twenty years ago is NOT going to happen. They took steroids.

Women can look sleek and toned with muscles. So try using dumbells or rubber bands instead of listening to people who don't know what they are talking about. See how your body responds. I think you will be pleased...

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