15 Exercising Myths Debunked
Are you doing the best you think you can at the gym but the results are missing? Do you think that if you feel tired and sore after a workout, you must be doing it right? If you’re trying hard and spending hours at the gym and your body still isn’t tightening up, you may be dealing with some misconceptions about exercising, or you’ve been given some wrong advice. Today, everyone who looks good thinks that they know everything about fitness, nutrition and exercising, but the fact is that everyone’s body is different, and some people get fit more easily than others, regardless of how and if they are exercising. There are numerous myths about exercising, and we are debunking them for you. Read on to find out more.
MYTH 1: You’ll get flat abs if you do crunches
If you’re already thin and don’t have fat in the abdominal area, sure, you’ll get nicer abs if you do crunches. However, if your goal is to lose some belly fat and make your tummy flat and beautiful, crunches won’t do too much for you. Namely, as a professor of exercise science at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts, Wayne Westcott, PhD explains, “…they don’t burn a lot of calories,” so they will not really help you with what you’re trying to do, and that’s probably slim down your midsection.
In order to get a flat belly, you need to do exercises which will contribute to fat loss, and those are exercise that engage your entire core and not just isolate a group of your abdominal muscles. Although cardio workouts are considered a good way to lose fat, if you’re aiming at getting a flatter belly, planks and bridges could be the right exercises for you.