Unfortunately many gym newbies (particularly females), tend to neglect resistance training in favour of so called “fat burning cardio” training.
Often this is because of the misconceptions associated with weight training.
Misconceptions such as:
- Weight training will make you big or ‘bulky’
- Cardio is for fat loss and weights are for building muscle
- Muscle turns to fat when you stop
- Weight training makes you stiff and reduces flexibility
Just so you know, there isn’t a single scientific study that proves any of the above statements to be true. Want to know why?
Because they’re simply incorrect!
In fact, a good weight training programme is one of the most effective ways to sculpt and achieve the body you’re likely on the treadmill chasing.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these fitness myths individually.