4 Fat Loss Lies

Ab stimulators and energizers will give you a great set of Abs. False.

Abs, just like any other muscle group, need to be worked with resistance training in order for them to develop. Not to mention you need to do cardio to help burn off fat around the midsection and focus on proper nutrition to make sure you keep the fat off. Abs are developed through overload and these electric stimulators do not overload the muscle. Ab stimulators create involuntary contractions. This may help the therapeutic effect on abdominal muscles but not the muscle building process. These will do nothing for the abs, plain and simple. They will work your wallet more than the abs.

 

Aerobic exercise should be done every day. False.

Over-training can be done by doing too much cardio as well as too much weight training. Doing anything everyday will have a negative impact on your results (imagine working 7 days a week, 365 days a year). Keep cardio to 2-3 sessions per week. Any more than that and you negatively impact your weight-training and your recovery time between workouts.

 

You need to work a muscle more than once a week. False.

If done well and intensely, a muscle will not need to be worked more than once a week. In fact, you may get less results if you train a muscle group directly more than once a week. Muscles need rest and recovery time in order to grow and get stronger. If you are training them all the time, they will not get the needed rest.

 

The longer the aerobic session the better. False.

It’s not the duration, it’s the intensity level of what you are doing. Again, more is not better. Doing something better is better. So instead of doing long, drawn-out cardio sessions, make them short (no more than 30 minutes) and intense (work harder!) This will bring about better results.

 

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This entry was posted on April 19th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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