If you are looking for a six pack or trying to lose a few pounds, it is important to let go of some common myths of fitness that keep people from actually reach their goals.
First is that you have to stop eating to get a six pack or lose weight. I want to clarify this on right here, right now. Starving yourself is not the solution to get the body of your dreams. The key to burning fat and losing weight is complicated, but often revolves around monitoring the glycemic index of the foods you eat so you don’t have insulin spikes and crashes. Also involves avoiding processed carbohydrates and sugars that are just empty calories and are stored in the body as fat.
The second is that you must realize that bounces on the treadmill for hours every day isn’t going to help you lose weight or build strength. The body grows and becomes stronger when you take the time to go over your limit and relax in your comfort zone, time to time. In short, this is called High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. Instead of jogging on the treadmill for an hour every day, that only carries yourself around 70%, why not practice Sprints for 10 seconds, then jogging for 30 seconds as your HIIT routines cycling over and over again?
The third is to hold your breath to squeeze out that last Rep, when you are in weight training. As they say in bodies of gold medal, your body doesn’t take anything seriously when you hold your breath. That is the reason why yogic traditions have relied so much on Ujjayi breathing techniques of breathing. So breath, relax and do what you can with your breath.
The fourth is to make sure you get enough sleep. This is one of the most underrated fitness tips because these days that many people feel pressured to work non-stop like a wind-up toy. But not like humans really work. When we have even the smallest amount of sleep debt, we’re going to have trouble functioning. Believe it or not, you will function much better when you get to 7 or 8 hours of rest. Almost every area of your health will improve.
A fifth is that the workout to get more repetitions or more weight. No, you are actually training for the sake of being stronger in your daily life. Remember, the gym is the perfect place to hone your skills, it’s not the skill itself. Ultimately, you will probably only be strong and shape over time outside the gym, so you can have the body you want and be able to perform the tasks you need on a daily basis.
So stop believing these myths of fitness. Replace these common misconceptions with what actually is going on. Remember, never deprive yourself or torturing your body. Treat with respect and will serve you well for a lifetime.