TRAINING MYTHS

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WEIGHTS MAKE WOMEN BULKY

The majority of women are physiologically unable to build muscle to the bulky stage be considered Bulky. A female doesn’t possess the levels of testosterone required to build muscle like a male.

PROTEIN SHAKES MAKE PEOPLE BULKY

With any calorie surplus there will always be an element of weight gain. Protein shakes as a supplement will in fact allow you to recover more efficiently and subsequently build more muscle, but unless you drink it in excess it won’t make you bulky.

CARDIO BURNS MORE FAT THAN WEIGHT TRAINING

Muscle tissue is the most efficient metabolically active tissue in our bodies. The more muscle we have, the more energy our body needs and uses. 

YOU HAVE TO LIFT HEAVY TO GET BIG

I’m going to personally call a little bit of bullshit on this one. People hear this and instantly think that heavy is all that is needed. To progress and build bigger and better quality muscle we of course have to progressively overload a muscle so that it recovers bigger, leaner or more efficient. BUT!!! Progressive overload isn’t purely limited to the volume of weight that you can lift. You can also overload a muscle by increasing rep and set ranges. That being said proper form, technique and an efficient muscle contraction will always beat poor form. Which is always the risk when going too heavy.

YOU CAN FOCUS SPOT REDUCE FAT

We can’t pinpoint a specific area we want to lose fat from by exercising or following a nutrition plan, that’s not the way it works.  We have to lose overall body fat.

YOU GET ABS IN THE GYM

There’s a person that always goes to the gym and they are always doing sit ups. So why can’t you see their abs? Well they do have them. Everybody has abs. They are there. They are just covered in layers of body fat. Abs are created in the kitchen. You have to pull your body fat down to see them.

YOU BUILD MUSCLE IN THE GYM Muscles aren’t built in the gym. Muscles are damaged in the gym and built while you recover


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