Fitness, in thirteen myths

The Spanish personal trainer Marta Rosado analyzes the great myths of fitness and reveals everything we need to know so that the effort made in the exercise is reflected in a real way in our body.

Many times we decide to start doing sports, but we don't know where to start, what exercises to do and how many days a week to train. Being aware that we are going to start a life of athletes means giving up many things but, in turn, opening the doors to many others.

Do not eat fat, drink water, climb stairs and eat 5 meals a day are, among others, basic rules to begin to become aware of your body and achieve the goals that we set ourselves, but there are also an infinity of myths that we have acquired as true and that are not always entirely true.

THE THIRTEEN MYTHS

Myth 1- DO NOT DRINK WATER DURING EXERCISE TO AVOID FLAT.

It is by no means a good idea to stop drinking water during exercise, since it has not been proven to prevent flatus and water is essential for the correct balance and functioning of our body.

MYTH 2- THE MORE I SWEAT, THE LESSER.

Sweat is basically water and it is recovered as soon as we hydrate ourselves, which is why strength work is the most durable.

MYTH 3- CARBOHYDRATES ARE FAT.

It is completely FALSE, since what makes us fat is the excess of total calories, among which are carbohydrates, fats and alcoholic beverages.

MYTH 4- AFTER AGE, IT IS NO LONGER DESERVED TO EXERCISE.

Exercise is healthy and therefore it is never too late to start or do it.

MYTH 5- EXERCISE PRACTICE CREATES ADDICTION.

It is something that is more true than a lie, since our brain compensates for the effort made during exercise by releasing endorphins, which is why we feel a sense of well-being. And like everything, any pleasure can cause addiction.

MYTH 6- COFFEE IMPROVES PERFORMANCE.

Everything in excess is bad. Caffeine stimulates but, in turn, reduces reflexes and can cause headaches and difficulty sleeping.

MYTH 7 - WATER WITH SUGAR REMOVES US FROM MUSCLE PAINS.

The famous "stiffness", which appears when we have practiced an exercise and had not exercised for a long time, are caused by the micro tears that occur in the joints between muscles and tendons when making strong movements, and that is why sugar water is not quite useful.

MYTH 8- THE AEROBIC EXERCISE LOSES WEIGH AND WEIGHTS MAKE YOU WIDEN.

According to different studies, exercise against resistance is more effective than aerobic, since toned muscles increase the energy we expend when we are at rest, although the ideal way to exercise would be to find a balance between the two.

MYTH 9- MORE EXERCISE, GREATER WEIGHT LOSS.

It is true as long as after the exercise you do not eat any food that is going to cover those spent fats or even more.

MYTH 10- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAT AND MUSCLE INCREASES WITH AGE. 

It is true in general terms, but it is due to the lack of physical activity as age increases, since there are those who become sedentary.

MYTH 11-THE MORE FAT WE EAT, THE MORE FAT WE WILL ACCUMULATE IN THE BODY.

Weight gain is based on the consumption of more calories than our body needs, so it is not only excess fat that accumulates fat, but excess calories.

MYTH 12 - THE BELLY IS LOWERED ONLY WITH ABDOMINALS.

Before doing sit-ups to lower your belly, you have to eat a balanced diet according to what you need, apart from doing aerobic and continuous tasks of moderate intensity, since otherwise it will only be possible to give our body more volume.

MYTH 13- LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKES A WOMAN'S BODY LOOK MALE.

 Fake. A woman will have a masculine appearance by doing this exercise if she dedicates the hours and sometimes the necessary supplements for it, but will tone her muscles and give them shape.

 

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