Soreness Is Good and Scales Are Pointless: The 10 Biggest Myths in Fitness
Advice for how to get fit and healthy is often confusing. But there are some simple truths.
The fundamentals stay the same, and the science is pretty well agreed – so by simply arming yourself with a few basic facts, you can step into any gym forewarned against whatever fresh nonsense the #fitstagrammers are preaching. These are the 10 biggest myths in fitness – exercise your synapses for a couple of minutes by memorising them, and do your curls with confidence.
- Soreness Is a Sign of a Good Workout
- Lifting Heavy Will Make You Bulky
- Scales Are Pointless
- Exercise Is Bad for Your Knees
- You Can ‘Spot Reduce’ Fat
- Less Rest Means You’re Working Harder
- Machines Are Pointless (Or Dangerous)
- The Cross-Trainer Is the Best Full-Body Cardio Machine
- Shorter Is Better
- There Is One ‘Best’ Way to Train