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The 5 biggest fitness myths - we are going to debunk them!

by John Harris Fitness

The Internet is full of advice and expert tips about the right training and the only right way to the dream figure. Who doesn't know that, one would like to inform oneself on the web about the right training and comes across the same advice and fitness myths again and again, which persist. Whether these are really true, we usually do not know - at least until now.  Because we are going to debunk the most popular myths for you, so that you finally have certainty.

1. fat burning only starts after 30 minutes of training

How often have we wondered if the first half hour of our workout really doesn't bring any results. But every single one of these thoughts would not have been necessary in the end, because this myth is definitely not true! From the first second of exercise, the body consumes more energy than in a normal state. However, our body needs some time to get going, so the fat burning at the beginning of the workout is still relatively low (but present!). After 20 to 30 minutes, fat burning is already quite a bit higher and muscle building is in full swing. So what do we learn from this? No matter how short the training session is, it burns fat and is better than no exercise at all.

2. sit-ups: the ultimate way to a six pack

Well, if it were really that easy, everyone would probably have a steely washboard stomach. Of course, exercises such as sit-ups train the abdominal muscles, but whether you see the six-pack in the end depends mainly on the body fat percentage. Through a lot of training and a balanced diet, this can of course be lowered. However, the body is a cohesive organism and you can not determine the region where body fat is burned. Therefore, a six-pack is the result of a vital lifestyle.

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3. the more trained you are, the less you sweat.

This myth is probably one of the most common and particularly persistent. The fact is, however, that it is absolute nonsense. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Because athletes have more active sweat glands, which are accustomed to produce sweat during physical exertion to cool the body. Thus, trained people usually sweat not only much more, but also earlier than non-athletes. But no matter how much sweat you lose, it is important to compensate for the loss of fluids. The best way to do this is by drinking enough water.

4. long cardio sessions = higher fat loss

Full power 90 minutes on a cardio machine to success? Probably not! There are two paths to a successful cardio workout that shows results. The first is short, intense sessions that burn a lot of calories and effectively drive the afterburn effect. The second way is moderate, long sessions that train endurance for the long term. But you can't combine the two, otherwise the fat burning will be inactive. So choose one of the two ways and you will soon see the first results.

5. no pain - no gain

A saying that you often come across on the Internet. But pain is not an indicator of a successful workout and the strength of your muscle soreness says nothing about whether you have trained properly. Soreness is caused by micro-tears in the muscle tissue and these can only heal with enough recovery time - more information on this topic can be found here. So remember, soreness says nothing about the quality of your workout.

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