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 weight loss.)
But of all the fitness myths out there, the one that gets under my skin the most is the belief that fat loss comes as a result of 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 fat loss is the result of a calorie deficit. How that calorie deficit is created does not matter.
Don't get me wrong, I definitely recommend using a combination of resistance training, and higher activity levels. However, how you get that extra activity is up to you and not dependent on doing "cardio".
The best thing you can do is find a method of activity that you actually enjoy. When you are doing something you enjoy, the time files by, and you actually burn more calories while you do it.
Remember, if you want to actually keep the results you are getting, you will have to keep up whatever you did to get them to some degree. Spend this time finding an activity that you can keep up for years to come.
There you have it—all you need to know to take your workouts to the next level.
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