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Date: 08/30/07 02:10 AM

30 Responses to Top 9 Fitness Myths

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2007 at 6:10 pm
    Link: Top 9 Fitness Myths - Wait, working out on the Ab Lounge won`t burn my belly fat!?
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    rubored Male 18-29
    165 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:15 am
    nope, it won`t. Do some running
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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
    216 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:26 am
    eh buddy is trying to lose weight
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2007 at 2:45 am
    Doesn`t anyone else find it odd that they would pick the top 9, instead of 10?

    I mean, its not often you see the "Top 9"

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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:50 am
    Well poo, that`s something to tell my parents.
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2007 at 2:53 am
    Yeah ummmmmmmmm okay I didnt really care. Just go for a run
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    SibylSea-Cow Female 13-17
    155 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 3:32 am
    Then I guess my mom is doing a few things wrong.
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    Dragonfirexz Male 18-29
    206 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 4:12 am
    I can attest to all of those :P I see people in the gym all the time doing poo wrong. I usually don`t correct them, because I just feel like an ass when I do that. lol
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    goldthorn Female 13-17
    194 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 4:14 am
    Hm. Interesting.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2007 at 4:24 am
    No. 6: If you`re not working up a sweat, you`re not working hard enough.
    No. 9: When it comes to working out, you`ve got to feel some pain if you`re going to gain any benefits.

    I`m fairly certain that for a certain percentage of the population, these are actually true. There was a recent study, which found some people need to work harder than most to get the same results.

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    PC-Player Male 18-29
    129 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 6:19 am
    This is a very useful post.
    R_U_Kidding, people are tempted to stick to their own knowledge such as No. 6 & 9 as much as possible, even in face of expert opinion.
    The way you describe your recent study does not support these myths. Working "harder" might mean working more frequently, or using more weight, but assuming it means working up more sweat or working till it hurts is falling victim to the myths.
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    realblender Male 18-29
    536 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 6:33 am
    i find amputation does wonders for weight loss
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    843 Male 18-29
    550 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 6:40 am
    Of all these, the one i see most often is the crunches = flat belly myth. I mean, how often do you actually see overweight people walking around with 6-packs? (no, I`m not talking about the other 6-pack)
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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 7:55 am
    oh no. my life has been turned upside down :-(
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    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
    645 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 8:49 am
    Meh, Nothing that big to me lol, I do a bit of cardio and a small workout every now and then Just to keep from getting flabby. Other than that not a very big part of my life =/ most of those sounded stupid anyway.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    August 30, 2007 at 8:53 am
    I`d say working until u feel at least a lil pain is what you need... working out it technically tearing muscles, so if you don`t feel pain, u aint tearing anything. as long as you don`t overdo it i see it as fine...

    and sweating is pretty useful for losing fat. Need to get rid of the water in order to help lose the fat...

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    Kragoth Male 13-17
    154 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 9:33 am
    i allready knew all of these,
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    Gaelige Female 13-17
    31 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 11:16 am
    hmmmmm thats interesting
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    Velvet_Snow Female 18-29
    31 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 11:37 am
    people underestimate how f.cking hard swimming is if you do it right. how about YOU try swimming 3 miles every day and tell me how you feel.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 12:10 pm
    the only way you would have missed him saying "unless you are swimming for hours a day" is if you skipped the entire second half of the first paragraph on the matter.

    just thought I`d point that out.

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    Right away, #1 is WRONG. Treadmills tend to have more give than pavement, which IS easier on your knee/ankle joints.
    That`s like saying a beach ball will hurt your face as much as an anvil.

    And if you swim just 1/2 hour a day (without eating loads more), you will lose weight.

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    "Running is a great workout, but it can impact the knees"

    No no no! You cannot use the word "impact" as a verb to mean `to affect`! Only, as a verb, `to collide`! Morons...

    Anyway, now that that`s out of my system.

    "Fitness Myth No. 6: If you`re not working up a sweat, you`re not working hard enough." I thought everyone knew this.

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:09 pm
    ^ I agree with deaf_woman that swimming does help lose weight. I have personal experience with this myself.
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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    I think the point is if you have 1/2 hour to do something, you will burn more calories by running than you will by swimming. If you`re an expert swimmer doing the butterfly stroke the whole time, I`m sure it wouldn`t be true, but I think they are talking about people with average swimming and running skills.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 2:55 pm
    I believe no pain no gain is generally true for more of a burning sensation in the muscles, which signals the lactic acid is working and that`s what causes the muscles to become larger.

    I agree that any other pain though is probably a sign that you should slow down or fix your workout.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 3:17 pm
    deaf woman, #1 is not wrong. Treadmills may give a little, but running on them will still damage your knees. It may take a couple of months longer, but it will still happen.

    That`s all true information. For more go to and sign up. It`s totally free and they really will help you learn to eat better and be more healthy.

    If you do sign up, give me a boost and use "freddyferret" as the person who referred you. I`ll get a few points. It really is an awesome site, I still can`t believe it`s totally free.

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 3:23 pm
    duh an ab lounge doesn`t help you lose weight it`s advertised to strengthen your core not help you lose weight
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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    August 30, 2007 at 10:42 pm
    Aw, man :-(
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2007 at 10:58 pm
    It was worth my gym trainer`s look on his face when he read Myth 2. Looked like this: ö
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    spotted_girl Female 13-17
    182 posts
    September 3, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    wow, I actually knew the running myth, but I had no idea, that varying up your workout can help you run for more years...

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