Myths About Strength Training

I’ve got to warn you. There are fake rumors going around Bergen County about strength training.

The truth is that strength training is one of the best things you can do for you to stay in shape and form.

If you’ve fallen for these 5 myths then you’re missing out on fabulous potential results.

Myth #1 Muscle Turns Into Fat

Why would anyone want to build muscle if it could alter into fat after a span of disuse? Rest secured that this is a myth of the highest order.

Muscle tissue will always be muscle tissue. Fat tissue will always be fat tissue. Therefore, one will never become the other.


Myth #2 Strength Training Doesn’t Burn Fat

On the opposite, muscle mass is your number one ally against fat gains.

A pound of muscle burns 10-20 calories on the daily bases, while you’re just living and breathing. Standard strength training helps you increase your muscle mass. It also preserves existing muscle mass, turning you into a fat burning machine.

Myth #3 Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulk Up

Yes, strength training increases the amount of muscle on your body. Many women’s body turns into body-builder-esque, and that’s the look you’re going for.

The truth is that the female body doesn’t contain high levels of testosterone to produce that level of results without a very focused and dedicated effort.

The tighter, toned figure of a recreational female weight lifter is every bit feminine.

Myth #4 Strength Training Is For Young People Only


Starting Strength Training at the young age is widely considered to be the best beginner strength training program by the weightlifting community.
As soon as you doctors approves, you have much to gain from a regular weight lifting routine.

Improved balance and coordination, better strength and flexibility, and a decreased risk of osteoporosis are just the start to the strength training.

Myth #5 Use Light Weight and High Reps To Tone

This myth, popularized in the 90’s, that very high repetitions of very light weights would result in a toned physique, has become outdated. These high repetitions will increase your muscular endurance but will not add strength or tone.

We know that in order to truly challenge your muscles, heavier weights with lower repetitions are a must. Start with an 8-10 repetition range and push your muscles with each set.

If you want to achieve fit and toned body strength training should be a part of your fitness routine.
My custom-made fitness programs will make you reach your goals in short amount of time.
Call or email me today and we’ll get you started on the program that’s best for you in Bergen County.


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