When it comes to bodybuilding, myths abound… but nowhere more than where female lifting is concerned. Here are 3 fitness myths you can go ahead and throw out with the pizza box…
Cardio is best for losing those 20 pounds.
Studies show that while cardio does lead to weight loss, gaining muscle mass helps you to lose more weight long term. This helps to keep weight off after the initial losing period, leading to a healthier, happier and thinner you… without the need to sweat buckets on daily two hour runs.
Bodybuilding will make me bulky.
When they hear the word bodybuilding, for many people it strikes up the image of an extremely muscular woman on stage at a competition. This kind of muscular does not happen without other efforts outside the gym like steroids. What makes someone bulky is overeating. Bodybuilding creates curves and definition.
I need to eat less to lose fat.
If you are trying to get by on two carrots and a sack of bird seed, then you are setting yourself up for failure already. Your body quickly goes into starvation mode, leaving it trying to hang on to weight to keep you healthy. Fuel your diet with protein and eat every 3 to 4 hours. This keeps your metabolism in full gear and keep you full too.
Go ahead. Train like a girl. It’s a compliment.