The Top 10 Fitness Myths Of 2015

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When it comes to fitness its often hard to sort the fact from fiction. It seems that everyone these days has an opinion and everyone is a self-appointed fitness expert. Today we will count down the Top 10 Fitness Myths of 2015.

10. You shouldn’t eat carbohydrates after 5pm

 Your metabolism doesn’t have a watch and suddenly stop burning carbohydrates at 5pm or any other time for that matter. Eat carbohydrates at any time of day just go easy on the cake, biscuits and less nutritious choices.

 9. Lifting weights will make women bulky

 Many come to this conclusion after seeing photos of female bodybuilders. But its not just lifting weights that have made these women bulky, its also steroids, taking growth hormones and eating a ton of food.

 8. You can’t lose weight without doing cardio

 To lose weight all you need to do is expend more calories than you consume. How you do this is completely up to you. Many like to do cardio when trying to lose weight but it is by no means essential.

7. Carnitine is a potent fat burning supplement

 The research has been done and this supplement is without doubt nothing but unsubstantiated hype. Carnitine won’t help you lose fat and even in suggested doses can have some seriously unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects.

 6. Cardio should only be done early morning on an empty stomach when trying to lose body fat

 If you prefer to do your cardio first thing in the morning before breakfast that’s perfectly fine, but it is certainly not essential for fat loss. Once again the most important ingredient for fat loss is expending more calories than you consume.

 5. High protein diets are essential for fat loss

 The best fat loss diet is one that you can stick to. Most dieters quickly find that all or nothing fad diets don’t work for long term fat loss, try to eat smaller portions and increase your physical activity when aiming for fat loss.

 4. Lifting weights for high repetitions is necessary to tone muscles

 There is no such thing as toning muscles, they can only be built or maintained. If you can lift a weight for more than 15 repetitions its time to increase the weight.

 3. Creatine is a dangerous supplement

 Not many supplements are backed by strong scientific research, but creatine has been proven to significantly increase muscle strength and shorten between set recoveries. It has also been shown to be perfectly safe for those without any significant health conditions.

 2. Carbohydrates make you fat

 Poor old carbohydrates really have a bad reputation, but it really is undeserved, as they certainly don’t make you fat unless eaten in quantities that increase your calorie intake well beyond your needs.

 1. Isolation exercises are more important than compound exercises when trying to build muscle

 Compound exercises are actually vastly superior to isolation exercises when you want to build muscle. Isolation exercises only work one muscle group whereas compound movements work multiple muscle groups.

Summing it all up

 Well there we have it, the Top 10 Fitness Myths of 2015. If your trainer has told you any of these myths it may be time to start looking for a new one. Remember that when it comes to fitness everyone has an opinion, next time you hear something that just doesn’t seem right be sure to do some research before diving in head first and believing the latest myth. When seeking reliable fitness advice be sure to carefully check the qualifications of your trainer.

2 Responses to “The Top 10 Fitness Myths Of 2015”


  1. 1 evolutionbydylon May 25, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Absolutely have to share this one!

  2. 2 evolutionbydylon May 25, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Reblogged this on Evolution by Dylon and commented:
    Top 10 Fitness Myths BUSTED!


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