What works for some people, may not always work for you

What works for some people, may not always work for you

We truly are unique in so many ways. While it ca be good to take note of what others do to achieve their goals, always remember that your body will respond to it’s own stimuli. So don’t think you need to be bench pressing 305lbs to get a barrel chest. Start slow and work smarter, not harder.

The most important part of a lift is the eccentric or elongation phase

The most important part of a lift is the eccentric or elongation phase

Everyone knows it. We all ignore it. Proper form is crucial, which also means lowering the weight and being in control. While it looks and feels great to throw around heavy weights, you may also be cheating yourself out of gains/progress.

Muscle doesn't grow in the gym. It comes from a healthy diet and regular sleep.

Muscle doesn’t grow in the gym. It comes from a healthy diet and regular sleep.

Most of your gains will come from diet and rest. So don’t fret over a missed day at the gym. It’s important to have a balance. Work hard and focus when you’re there. But remember to relax also.

Most muscle soreness is caused by inflammation due to muscle tearing, not lactic acid.

Most muscle soreness is caused by inflammation due to muscle tearing, not lactic acid.

Muscle tears/rips during weight bearing exercises and your body creates microscopic bruises to protect and encourage healing. While factors like lactic acid and inorganic phosphates will cause muscle fatigue during your workouts, it’s the bruising that will make you pay!

Ice water won't burn many additional calories. It will help cleanse your system and help with hunger cravings.

Ice water won’t burn many additional calories. It will help cleanse your system and help with hunger cravings.

Yes. Cold water technically burn more calories. No. It won’t flatten your stomach into a 6-pack. But studies do show it helps with energy production, digestion, hunger cravings and recovery. So drink up! Not sure how much to drink? Medical experts say to simply drink enough water so that your urine is clear.

All carbs are bad. False. I's about choosing high fiber options and sensible portions.

All carbs are bad. False. I’s about choosing high fiber options and sensible portions.

Grains that are higher in fiber tend to reduce blood sugar spikes seen from white rice/pasta etc. We need carbs, especially our brain. It’s up to you to choose which kind and how much. And no one said you can’t enjoy that brownie every now and then too.

Women + Weights does not equal this

Women + Weights does not equal this

A common myth: women who weight train will become too muscular. While this depiction IS possible, it takes incredible dedication and intense, long-term training. Weight training is beneficial for woman to help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis, especially those over 40.

 

 

 

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