Popular Exercise Myths part 1 (1 to 3)

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This article had been split into two because there are too many to tackle.  Let’s explore the most popular myths and facts about exercise.  Hope this could help you get the body you want.

Most people tend to the same exercises over and over again without seeing any results.  It turns out that they have been doing exercise myths.  Though, these myths may look promising; they can’t deliver what they promised. This article will tackle these exercise myths and enlighten you about some exercise facts.

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 Exercise Myths and Facts

 The Exercise Myth #1: The best way to strengthen your heart and prevent heart disease is by doing aerobic exercise.

Aerobic may strengthen your heart, but it doesn’t mean that it is the best way to strengthen your heart.  Regular exercise is really important for overall health.  However, some people who like to do long tedious aerobic exercises should know that it is not very time efficient or even very healthy. According to some studies, interval training and weight training is better than doing treadmill for 45-minute.  If you want to achieve the best possible result for your health,  incorporate spring training into your workout by doing three to five rounds of 30-60 second bursts of cardio at your highest intensity, followed by two to four-minute rest periods of walking.

 The Exercise Myth #2: If workouts aren’t getting you the results you want, you must work out more.

If you’re not seeing any results from walking for half an hour on the treadmill, then it’s time that you increase the intensity level.  You don’t need to increase the volume; all you need is to increase the intensity for you to see results.  Intensity takes effort.   If you can have a conversation while exercising then, that is still low intensity work out.  This way of working out will not help you the body you have been dreaming.  Increasing the volume of workouts might lead to over- training syndrome, which can cause body aches, fatigue poor performance and even heart damage. The worst part is that overtraining syndrome can last for months even after a reduction or cessation of the activity that caused the problem in the first place.

 The Exercise Myth #3: Athletes are perfect, healthy human beings.

The truth is that athletes have a shorter lifespan compared to the average couch potato. An average, elite athlete will die by the age of 67, which is lower than the 76-year expectancy of the average American. Actually, NFL Players Association claims that the average life expectancy of an NFL player is 58 years.

Why?

Athletes subjected themselves to excess volume of training, causing “wear and tear” on the body, which results in the premature aging of athletes.

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