Fitness Myths That Won't Die...

There are SO MANY myths about weight loss.

I’ve heard them all.

There’s the myth about ab crunches melting off belly fat. (Sorry folks, spot reduction doesn’t exist. You’ve got to burn the fat from your body as a whole.)

Then there’s the one that says the faster you do an exercise the better, even at the expense of form. (Ouch. This philosophy has caused many injuries. Never sacrifice form for speed.)

I’ve even heard one that says recovery days are not necessary. (Rest days are actually of vital importance to your recovery and fat loss.)

But of all the fitness myths out there, the one that gets under my skin the most is the belief that fat loss is directly related to long, slow cardio sessions. Hours and hours of running, biking, hiking, or swimming.

I’ve seen many people waste their time and effort on this one.

The truth is that cardio is not magic, it is merely an appointment you make with yourself to burn more calories.  Weight training, and diet are far more important than just aimlessly doing hours of cardio.

Who doesn’t love to save time?

If you are still plodding away on the treadmill 60 minutes at a time then you are spending more time to get half of the results.

A much more effective, and time saving, technique is to train with barbells.

Training with barbells will help you build muscle, and get stronger while you lose body fat.  This will ensure that once the fat comes off, you will like what you have underneath.  Cardio based programs will have you losing muscle and fat together which will keep you from having that lean toned look you are after.

There you have it—all you need to know to take your workouts to the next level.

Do you have questions about using barbell training to get better results? I would love to hear from you.

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