Home business articlesMarketing  ecommerce  home based  online internet business  free course
  16 hours of free training in just 5 minutes a day. Teaching you how to grow your online
internet business,
by learning about marketing your home business or ecommerce website with
easy to understand articles.
 
Sign Up Here To Get Free
Business / Marketing Tips
Name:
Email:
  Home              Index Mission Statement Links                  Articles

Sign Up Now

Google
Web .foxonlinelearning.com

 

 

 

5 Fitness Myths Part I

by: Vince DelMonte H.B.K. CPT

Myths about exercise fitness and nutrition

If you've been exercising for a while, you've probably come across tons of information about exercise and fitness. You've heard the phrase 'no pain, no gain' and you've probably tried to tighten up your abs with crunches. While many fitness myths are fading fast, there are still plenty of misconceptions running around and you may be following one without knowing it.


I believe in the principle of 'you don't know what you don't know.' Very powerful! I believe your success directly depends on the amount of information you have in relation to your goals. The key to your fitness success is education. I tell everyone of my clients that their first goal is to seek out a trusted fitness expert or source to guide them through the guesswork, misconceptions and uncertainties assosicated with fitness.



Here are the top five most popular fitness myths that can save you time and energy:



Myth No. 1: I need exercises to work my 'lower abs' and reduce my pot belly.



First, there is no such thing as 'lower abs.' The six-pack you're going for is actually one long muscle, called the rectus abdominis, that extends from below your chest to your pelvis. To work your abs, you should do exercises to target all four muscles: the rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques and the transverse abdominis.

Second, doing crunches will not help you get a 'six-pack' if you have a layer of fat over your abdominal area. If all it took was cruches, I think everyone would have a `six-pack` because I think everyone has attempted hundreds of situps a day in vain. In order to see the muscles; you must reduce your body fat. You must turn your body into a fat burning machine through good old fashion, hi intensity resistance training and cardio interval training. Need a Customized 12 Week Fat Loss Program and Meal Plan?

Myth No. 2: If I'm not sore the next day, I didn't workout hard enough.



Many people use muscle soreness as a gauge of how good their workout is. However, muscle soreness is caused by tiny tears in the muscle fibers when you expose your muscles to angles and movements and intensities they have not experienced before. While some soreness is expected if you regularly change your program, being sore for more than 3-4 days after your workout most likely means you overdid it. If you're sore after every workout, you're not allowing your body time to recover, which is when you experience the most muscle growth.
To prevent soreness and help accelerate the recovery process, you should warm up before your workout and stretch before and after to flush out lactic acid and waste products. I also recommend taking a closer look at your nutrient intake, especially your water, vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and protein intake. Insufficient nutrient intake and a lack of quality sleep will delay muscle soreness.




Myth No. 3: If I can't workout often enough and hard enough, I might as well not even do it.



The general rule for weight loss is to do cardio 4- times a week for 30-45 minutes as well as weight training 2-3x times a week. Some people simply don't have the time to workout that much and they think, since they can't do all of that, why do ANY of it? Remember: Any exercise is better than no exercise, even if it's only a 15-minute walk. Being physically active is proven to reduce stress and make you healthier. I always say, cardiovasucalr exericse will help improve the lenght of your life and weight training will help improve the quality of your life. So, even if you can't make it to the gym, you have no excuse not to do something active each day.



Protein, Weight Training and More.



Myth No. 4: Strength training will make me "bulk up"



Some women avoid weight training because they don't want to bulk up. However, strength training is a critical element to maintain a healthy weight and strengthen your body. Wayne Westcott, weight training expert and PhD, researched the effects of weight training on women and found that "the average woman who strength trains two to three times a week for eight weeks gains 1.75 pounds of lean weight...and loses 3.5 pounds of fat...women typically don't gain size from strength training, because compared to men, women have 10 to 30 times less of the hormones that cause "bulking up." Also, muscles grow on calories. Unless you start eating 3000 plus calories a day and start eating 200-300 grams of protein a day, you will not bulk up! And also, your body does not bulk up over night by simply picking up a set of 5 lb dumb bells. You will see your body change gradually and can moitor your visual changes.

Myth No. 5: If I eat more protein, I can build big muscles.



Building muscle mass involves two things: Using enough weight to challenge muscles beyond their normal levels of resistance and eating more calories than you burn. With all the hype about high protein diets lately, it's easy to believe that protein is the best fuel for building muscle. Muscles work and grow on calories which should be predominately carbohydrates (40-60%). The remainder of the calories are divided between fat (15-30%) and protein (30-40%). If you consume too much protein, you run the risk of creating nutrient imbalance, kidney strain, or dehydration. Plus, excess protein results in extra calories that are either burned or stored. For muscle mass, you should incorporate a healthy eating plan, as well as a workout that combines cardio exercise as well as consistent weight training.

Click here for Online Fitness Coaching

Vince DelMonte is a Fitness Consultant and Certified Trainer who leads a team of fifteen full time Personal Trainers at two fitness clubs in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information on Online Fitness Coaching visit http://www.fitnessgenerator.com/getbuffed

To find other free health content see e-healtharticles.com

Have a nice day!

Google
 
Web www.foxonlinelearning.com
 

 
Home Business Ideas
Blogging / Podcast

Affiliate Marketing

Customer Service
Email Marketing

Entrepreneurialism
Ezines

Google
Insurance
Health
Linking Strategies
Negotiation

Online degree

RSS

Security

SE Optmization

SE Tactics

SE Submission

Small Business

Technology

Team Building

Social Networking
Venture Capital

Video Marketing

Web Design

Web Development

Webmasters

Website Promotion

Website Traffic

Site Map


Business Marketing
Tips Index:

 
 

 Ecommerce

 

 Business

   Selling
   Advertising
   Management
   Planning
   Marketing
         
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45
46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55
56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65
66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75
76 77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84 85
86 87 88 89 90
91 92 93 94 95
96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105
106 107 108 109 110
111 112 113 114 115
116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125
126 127 128 129 130
131 132 133 134 135
136 137 138 139 140
141 142 143 144 145
146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155
156 157 158 159 160
161 162 163 164 165
166 167 168 169 170
171 172 173 174 175
176 177 178 179 180
181 182 183 184 185
186 187 188 189 190
191 192 193 194 195
196 197 198 199 200
         
         

 

 

Home & Index
Mission Statement
Links

Sign Up Now!
to get Free
Busines & Marketing Tips

Unlimited 

Autoresponders by AWeber


 


GoDaddy.com Hosting & Servers   Yahoo! Small Business   Subscribe and receive 5 popular summaries FREE!
    Free Articles - Home Business. Ecommerce, Marketing covers USA, New York, Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington DC , Chicago, Baltimore , Atlanta, Dallas , San Francisco, Canada, England, Ireland , and India    
Previous Article   2010Foxonlinelearning.com   Next Article