You've seen the commericals and ads right? Buff bods that are covered in sweat, and the person is drinking guzzling some sports drink. The ad lets you know that you need to replenish your electrolytes. While I don't necessarily think that an expensive, sugary sports drink is the way to go, at least not proactively,… Continue reading Myth #17: Electrolytes only matter if you sweat a lot
This is another fitness myth that just won't die: the more sore you are, the better workout you had...which is pretty closely related to "no pain, no gain". So the bro-science myth that got handed around was that muscle soreness was caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Truth-- lactic acid doesn't… Continue reading Myth #13: It’s only a great workout if you are sore
If you want to know how comfortable someone is in the gym, watch them walk into a new place. If they get excited that you have several squat racks and free weights up to 150, they've earned their place. They know what it takes to succeed, and equally know that it ain't machines. Yet, that's… Continue reading Myth #10: You need the best machines to get the best workout!
If you're just hopping into this series, be sure to check out yesterday's post about the benefits of strength training for everyone. Seriously, if you're not using resistance to train, you're missing out on well... a lot! But Every. Single. Time. A woman walks into the gym, the very first thing she will say… Continue reading Myth #3 Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulky
Let's just say this right now: Everyone needs strength training (appropriate for their fitness level! No lie, I trained a 99 year old man who wanted to be able to get up and down off his tractor.) Here are some benefits to strength training: improved muscle strength and endurance improved "Functional fitness" increased BMR increase… Continue reading Myth #2: You don’t need Weight Training