Myth 1: Muscle turns into fat
Truth: Contrary to popular belief, muscle infact does not convert to fat, just how fat can not convert to muscle. Building muscle and losing fat simultaneously is a possibility, but it's definitely an agonizing task for most people, and therefore, you must focus on one task at a time. Sure, it will take time to get to your dream body, but as they all say, 'no pain, no gain!'
Myth 2: Never exercise a sore muscle
Truth: If you’re not sore to the touch and you have your full range of motion, you must continue working out. Start with something light such as 10 minutes of cycling. Then exercise the muscle that’s sore by performing a maximum of three sets of 10 to 15 reps using a lightweight. According to research, light aerobic activity can actually relieve soreness.
Myth 3: Cardio doesn't build muscle
Truth: Incorrect! Cardio helps reducing calories and that is the only way it hinders muscle making, considering you require calories. As long as you are covering up for those lost calories by your efficient diet, you're good to go!
Myth 4: 100 crunches a day gives a six pack
Truth: 100 crunches a day gives nothing but a back ache. Overdosing on crunches isn't the way to build your core and get those stunning abs. If you really want the best core, do plan variations, wheel roll outs and hip-drive movements.
Myth 5: Proteins is what will make it
Truth: It definitely is better than hogging carbs for fat, but that doesn't mean you live on a protein shake for the rest of your life, added with all the chunks on your plate. Although protein does help in developing muscle, everything needs to be regulated. Excess protein breaks down and converts into amino acids and nitrogen that are then either excreted or converted into carbohyderates and stored. The best way is to balance your diet between proteins vitamins and carbohyderates!
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