When you’re trying to lose weight you grab onto anything that can prove helpful be it scientific fact or grandma’s homemade remedy. While there’s no harm in listening to the advice passed on by your adults or friends, you should know what’s true and what’s not. Keeping that in mind we’re going to open up a can of whop ass on five of the most popular myths out there today.
Weightlifting will stunt your growth
Most parents are under the misconception that lifting weights will stunt their child’s growth relegating them midgets for life. This is not true as a child’s growth depends upon genetics and weight lifting will in fact strengthen his bones.
Lifting weights will make me look like Arnold Schwarzenegger
Most women I know shudder at the thought of lifting weights as they feel they’ll instantly be converted into muscle bound jocks. Hey ladies, not to rain on your parade or anything but becoming a muscle bound jock takes years of dedication and patience which I’m sure you won’t magically achieve in a few months.
I don’t need to touch weights because I can lose weight with cardio
Yes, cardio will help you lose weight but to achieve your goal, it is detrimental that you add in a bit of resistance training in your routine as well. For ideal results, it is necessary that you alternate weight training with a cardio routine.
Whey Protein is a steroid
Whey protein, as the name suggests is protein that helps repair your muscles after an intense workout. It also helps your body get the necessary amount of protein it may not be getting in your regular diet. While natural protein sources are always preferred over whey protein, if you don’t get adequate amounts of protein in your daily food intake, then whey protein is not a bad idea.
All Carbs are evil
Thanks to certain dietary fads, carbohydrates have garnered a bad reputation in recent times. Sure simple carbs like rice and bread are fattening, but complex carbohydrates like sweet potato, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta etc. help your body with the fat burning process and should be consumed on a daily basis.