There are so many conceptions about how fitness declines with age. Some are quite logical and rely on the evidence that you may not be able to anymore do those things you used to be able to do at sixteen . However some are quite questionable and here are ten of them .
Fitness Myth #1 – You gain fat as you age.
Many people believe that gaining fat is unavoidable as we age.
The reason you gain fat is because your metabolism has slowed down due to inactivity and poor diet choices.
Even if you do have a slow metabolism no-one is destined to be overweight, with proper lifestyle choices you can rev up your metabolism and change your body.
Fitness Myth #2 – Women will get bulky if they lift weights.
Most women don’t realize how hard it is to bulk up. Ladies don’t worry about getting to “bulky” from weight training, this is a myth you will become lean and toned.
Women only have about 1/10th the amount of testosterone men have, the hormone responsible for building muscle.
Fitness Myth #3 – Training the abs last.
Many people believe that you must train the abs last to avoid fatiguing the stabilizing muscles of the core. Although this sounds like a fair statement this has never been scientifically proven.
If you think about which section of the body is the most important (the core) and what is most people biggest weakness of most people (the core) it does’nt make sense to train the core last when you’re already fatigued.
Fitness Myth #4 – Aerobics is #1 for fat loss.
The problem with aerobic training for fat loss is;
It doesn’t burn many calories whilst performing the exercise and burns very little if any after. It causes the body to reduce its release of the fat burning hormones and enzymes. The body adapts by becoming more energy efficient, meaning your body has to work less to perform the same workout.