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7 Fitness Superstitions

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Welcome to Arnold Gym’s fitness blog. The intriguing universe of fitness superstitions. From the belief that certain foods can miraculously burn fat to the idea that one must never skip a Monday workout to set the tone for the week – these myths have been passed down from generation to generation, leaving many to wonder: is there a kernel of truth to be found, or is it all just gym-floor folklore?

Superstitions about Fitness

Superstition: a belief that is not based on reason or scientific thinking and that explains the causes for events in ways that are connected to magic.

1 – The more you sweat, the more calories you burn—While sweat is an indicator of an intense workout, it has nothing to do with the fat you are burning. Sweating allows you to remove water from your body. Therefore, you need to make sure you drink enough water when doing fitness training. Fat “burns” when it attacks fat cells to provide your body with energy and has nothing to do with your body sweating.

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2 – It takes an inordinate amount of time and a lifetime to get fit: This is unfortunately a superstition in the fitness industry. In order to have a certain mass, you are asked to put your whole life aside and focus only on that. This is wrong. Don’t get me wrong, of course, nothing will happen overnight. But you don’t have to sacrifice your whole life if you go in a planned way.

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3 – LISS cardio burns the most fat: Low-intensity steady state cardio..This was said way back then. In 2023 and these days, people started to believe that HIIT cardio is more beneficial for burning fat. So they found the truth. However, there are still those who argue that LISS cardio burns more fat. You can learn more by reading the article where we talk about cardio types and everything about cardio.

Related: What is Cardio and How to Do it?

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4 – You can burn localized fat: This is another topic that most people are now aware of (or forced to be aware of!). Stubborn areas for women can be the hips and for men the abdomen and waist. That’s why everyone wants those areas to “melt” as soon as possible and is looking for ways to burn localized fat. Unfortunately, it is not possible to burn localized fat. When you are in the fat-burning phase, you lose fat from your whole body. There are tons of articles on our website about how to burn fat. You can start right now!

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5 – You need to cut carbs to lose fat: Some people say that cutting carbs completely is the best thing to do to burn fat, but we’re pretty sure that people who say that don’t even help themselves. The reason they say this is because carbs spike insulin, but no matter what you eat during the day, as long as you don’t take in more calories than you should, you will lose fat.

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6 – Women should not lift weights: The most curious and feared question for women is whether women can lift weights. You say this because you see women on the catwalk on the internet, but they look extremely muscular because they also take Testosterone supplements. You will not look like that when you lift weights, don’t worry. We have written a very detailed article on this subject, you can find out why you should lift weights by clicking on the link above.

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7 – Masturbation inhibits muscle growth: This is pure superstition. No research has proven this to be true, and as long as it is not done before training, there won’t be any problems.

You may be interested in: Does masturbation affect muscle growth?

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