Myth: Lifting weights will make me bulky
Fact: Weight training accounts for 70 percent of your calorie burn. Resistance forces your muscles to work 10 to 20 times more than regular cardio, without bulking. If you combine weight training with a moderate, balanced diet with medium to low calorie intake, you will burn fat and sculpt your body without adding bulk.
Myth: The more you sweat during exercise, the more fat you lose
Fact: The harder you work out, the more calories you’ll burn within a given period. But how much you sweat has nothing to do with how much fat you lose.
Myth: Muscle weighs more than fat
Fact: A pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same, a pound. However, muscles are denser than fat and occupy less space.
Myth: I can turn my fat into muscles if I exercise with weights
Fact: Fat and muscle are completely different tissues, so you can’t transform one into the other. Although muscles can’t physically turn into fat, they can atrophy.
Myth: The best time to work out is early in the morning
Fact: It doesn’t matter when you work out, as long as you do so at some point during the day.
Myth: No Pain No Gain
Fact: Pain in your body is not a good sign. It means something is hurt. You don’t need to train to the point of pain and injury to get results, in fact you don’t need to train at all, it just helps.
Myth: Squats Are Bad For Your Knees
Fact: Squats are not bad for your knees, your technique is bad for your knees. Although it takes a while after suffering from knee pain to be able to get back to your best squat, they are not the cause of your knee pain.
Myth: Drinking Water Will Help You Lose Weight
Fact: While water does help curb your appetite and raise your metabolism, drinking water alone won’t do too much for your body. Yet about 8 glasses of water a day with a clean diet and exercise is helpful to see a noticeable difference.
Myth: To Lose Weight, Eat Less
Fact: Unwanted fat is connected to the QUALITY of food we eat, not the QUANTITY. If you are working out, you need to fuel your body with good food, do not starve yourself. Focus on eating lean meats, fruits, and veggies.