Do You Believe These Fitness Myths?

Some fitness myths just won’t lay over and die.

These fibs are passed from one person to the next, a little piece of misinformation setting you up for failure.

Maybe you’ve heard some of them… There’s the one myth about situps melting off your belly fat.  I’m sorry folks, spot reduction is a myth. You’ve got to burn fat from your body as a whole unit.

Then there’s the one that says that the faster you perform an exercise the better, even at the expense of form. Ouch! This is an invitation for injury. Never ever sacrifice form for speed.

There’s even one about recovery days not being that necessary. But it’s actually important for your recovery and fat loss to take ample rest days.

But of all the fitness myths out there, the one that offends me the most is the idea that long, slow “steady state” cardio training is the best way to lose fat.

So many people waste their time and effort on that one. Do you?

In reality, short intense workouts that incorporate resistance training with challenging bouts of cardio will burn fat much quicker than a long, steady cardio session.

Who doesn’t love to save time and get a better workout yielding better results?

If you are still plodding away on the treadmill 45-60 minutes at a time then you are spending more time to get half of results.

Allow me to introduce you to a little technique called HIIT. High-Intensity Interval Training is an exercise strategy that improves performance with short training sessions. These sessions involve a warm up period, several short, maximum-intensity efforts that are separated by moderate recovery intervals, and a cool down period.

The addition of explosions of speed into your comfortable pace will increase your power, muscle tone, speed, strength, endurance and best of all it allows you to burn more calories.

There you have it—all you need to know to take your workouts to the next level.

Do you have questions about using HIIT to get better results? I would love to hear from you.

Call or email today and I will schedule a time to meet with you one-on-one to strategize the quickest and most effective route to meeting your fitness goals. Let’s do this!

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Author: Bob Thomson

Bob Thomson is a Certified Personal Trainer, boot camp instructor and weight loss expert specializing in total body and health transformations. Utilizing many years experience in the field of fitness, nutrition and peak performance, Bob has helped dozens of clients lose weight, get fit and healthy and squeeze the juice out of life. Connect with Bob at Google+

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