There are really important trainers in the fitness industry. Professors who will really improve you and give you scientific information. We hope, we are one of them. But there are also… people who are the exact opposite. In this article, we are going to talk about these people and we are going to talk about the misconceptions about fitness that are engraved in people’s minds thanks to them.
Usually, these fitness instructors would tell you this;
- “Dude, you have to train every day or your muscles will burn!”
- You have to change your training often, brother, or you won’t build muscle.”
- If you don’t buy this Supplement, you won’t reach your goal!”
Misconceptions and Superstitions
You will read these Fitness Superstitions and more in the article and learn the truth about Fitness.
You need to take a lot of Protein—Protein is essential for the human body and plays a big role in building and maintaining muscle mass. It is significantly less than fat, which provides 9 calories per gram, and like carbohydrate, provides 4 calories per gram. So how much Protein do we need? It has been proven that daily protein intake should be 1-1.5 grams per kilogram of body weight for both muscle building and muscle maintenance. What is Protein Powder that we wrote about protein? You may also want to read our article titled Is consuming protein powder too much harmful for you?
You should eat breakfast—Some people exaggerate that the world will end if you don’t eat breakfast. Some people are very hungry in the morning and feel better by eating breakfast, others don’t need it. No scientific research shows that eating breakfast is a must. Breakfast is not an important factor for weight loss or weight gain. The calorie intake during the day is the most decisive factor. Intermittent fasting is a way of eating that skips breakfast.
Eat at least 5-6 meals a day to boost metabolism—Research shows that meal frequency has nothing to do with calories burned during the day. What does this mean? Eat 2 times or 8 times a day. At the end of the day, calculate how many calories you have taken in, not how many times you have eaten, and don’t fall for fitness superstitions!
The body can only digest 30 grams of protein per meal—so what happens if we take more than 30 grams? There is no explanation. This is probably one of the most popular misconceptions about fitness. If you take too much protein, it just delays digestion. But you still digest it all and send the Protein to the places that need it.
You can get lasting results instantly—I know that most things in the world are dreamed of as a quick fix, so you can say that about fitness, but it’s actually impossible. You can’t burn fat instantly. You can’t build muscle instantly. You can’t gain weight quickly or lose weight quickly. In fact, it is possible to lose weight or gain weight by eating EXTREMELY MORE calories or EXTREMELY FEWER calories. But is it permanent? Of course not. I can guarantee you that at the end of every action you take quickly, you will quickly return to your old self.