Here is and interesting article on some good old Fitness Workout Myths.
If you’ve been in to health and fitness industry for some time, you’ve surely heard numerous ‘rules’ and ‘techniques’ that you must oblige to in order to lose fat. The thing is, most of what you’ve been hearing is likely a MYTH! So today, here at Limitless, we will share with you a few common myths heard within the industry.
Fitness Workout Myth 1: You have to do cardio in the morning on an empty stomach – There’s no rule that states in order to lose fat you must arise at approximately 5am and train vigorously on an empty stomach. It’s all subjective. If you want to wake early and workout and you personally feel that your body responds best to this, then by all means keep at it! It shouldn’t matter when you exercise – just stick to exercising intensely and on a consistent basis and you’ll be sweet.
Fitness Workout Myth 2: You have to do cardio for at least 20 minutes to burn fat – There’s no magic number of minutes you must do cardio to burn fat. It’s as if they’re telling us nothing at all will happen before the 20 minute mark. What happens if I complete my cardio at 19 minutes and 59 seconds? Sounds silly right? What you should remember is that it’s primarily about calories in vs calories out. Heck, even in 10 minutes you could burn around 100 calories with the right intensity. So as long as you’re doing something, you will still be working towards burning off those calories.
Fitness Workout Myth 3: Drinking ice cold water will help you burn calories and fat – Drinking ice cold water isn’t going to burn any more calories than drinking room temperature water. It’s as simple as that. Don’t get me wrong, drinking water is great but the temperature of water doesn’t affect how many calories and fat you burn!
Fitness Workout Myth 4: Negative calorie food – A lot of people are led to believe that there are some foods, such as celery, that cause a ‘negative calorie’ response within your body (i.e. it uses more calories to digest the food than it provides). This is in fact a myth. Yes, celery is a very low calorie food, but there is to date, little to no scientific research around the said ‘negative calorie’ foods.