Most of the time, we fail to have a successful workout because of particular beliefs that we think are true. The problem with these misconceptions is that instead of helping us with our routine, it can even affect you negatively at times.
In order for you to have the best workout possible, it is important to know the truths about the most common misconceptions.
- Static stretching is important before working out
Static stretching involves different techniques wherein you use and stretch your muscles while at rest. What most of us know is that this is vital before any exercise or workout. However, recent studies revealed that it is actually not good during pre-work-out. According to experts, doing this can reduce your endurance and over-all performance.
- If you want to have flat abs, all you need is to do regular crunches
While this is the most popular exercise to tone down your stomach area, it is actually not the best thing you can do if you want to have flat abs. According to experts, crunches are not very effective because you will not burn many calories doing this exercise, and as a result, you will not lose a lot of fats too. Also keep in mind that you can’t spot-target a problem area.
- Sweat is the only sign that you are working out very hard
Yes, sweating is a visible sign that you are working out very hard, but it is not the only thing to look out for. In fact even if you are not sweating (for example, you are in a recovery mode during the routine), the body is still burning fat.
- You should avoid running because it makes your knees weaker
This is one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to exercise and workout routines. While running is not totally harmless, there is no evidence that it can actually make the knees weaker. In order to avoid injuries, just make sure that you have the right shoes and pre-workout routine.
As we all know, it is important to have a regular workout or exercise regimen. This enables the body to develop coordination and strength. The problem comes in when we do or do not do certain things because of a belief that we thought to be true, but in reality, is the other way around.
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