Top 9 Fitness Myths

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in
http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/top-9-fitness-myths-busted

Wait, working out on the Ab Lounge won"t burn my belly fat!?
There are 30 comments:
Female 182
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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Female 1,407
It was worth my gym trainer`s look on his face when he read Myth 2. Looked like this: ö
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Female 2,552
Aw, man :-(
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Male 1,111
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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Male 11,739
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.

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Male 1,254
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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Male 10,115
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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Female 1,984
^ I agree with deaf_woman that swimming does help lose weight. I have personal experience with this myself.
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Female 1,984
"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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Male 2,720
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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Male 2,958
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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Female 31
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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Female 31
hmmmmm thats interesting
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Male 154
i allready knew all of these,
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Male 1,204
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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Male 645
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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Male 773
oh no. my life has been turned upside down :-(
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Male 550
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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Male 536
i find amputation does wonders for weight loss
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Male 129
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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Male 4,246
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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Female 194
Hm. Interesting.
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Male 206
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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Female 155
Then I guess my mom is doing a few things wrong.
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Male 1,275
Yeah ummmmmmmmm okay I didnt really care. Just go for a run
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Male 994
Well poo, that`s something to tell my parents.
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Male 591
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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Male 216
eh buddy is trying to lose weight
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Male 165
nope, it won`t. Do some running
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Male 10,115
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