This isn't an inherent myth, but it usually ends up being one. The amount of calories burned through any form of exercise depend upon its intensity, range(s) of motion(s), duration, and other factors. Therefore, strength training CAN burn more calories than cardiovascular exercise, but it all depends upon the factors. Since most people strength train too lightly for much calorie burning, but they tend to go "all out" with cardiovascular conditioning, this is usually false.
#4. "Nutrition matters more than exercise when it comes to fat loss"
Think of calories as money in the bank, and think of your body as the bank. Whether you spend dollars (or calories) at one store or at another store, they're still spent. By the same token, if you create a caloric deficit of 3500 calories through nutrition or 3500 calories through exercise, you have burned roughly a pound of fat either way. This is where careful planning comes into play.
#3. "Sticking to three meals per day will help you keep weight off"
No, metabolically, our bodies want five or six meals or snacks per day. The total calories per meal, however, usually need to be fewer than most Americans' current meals are.
#2. "Sit ups and running are the best ways to lose fat"
Actually, both are pretty damaging to the joints, spine, and bones of most people. It'
s the kind of damage that can take a long time to become noticed, but it is damage nonetheless. Perfect Personal Training in Royal Oak (or anywhere else nationwide that Perfect Personal Training is offered) will gladly help you to customize the best program for your body's needs.
#1. "Healthy foods won't make you gain weight"
This is the biggest and most destructive fallacy. Whether you consume 2000 calories (for example) of heralthy foods or unhealthy foods, you're still going to increase your amount of body fat (and fat cells) if you are not bruning off those 2000 calories. Even with the healthiest, most anti-oxidant rich foods, this is the case.
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