Myths and Facts

Myths and Facts

Losing gains If you don’t eat?

If you’ve been following my blog, you would know that I always emphasize and stress on nutrition. If you aren’t eating enough to build those muscles, nothing is going to happen. You’re going to be crunching out reps after reps, and becoming disappointed with your results. Your strength may not go up, weight may stay the same or you may end up losing (not in a good way), or any other type of discouraging act. But on the other end of it, there’s the fact that some people push into the heads of newbs, that if they do not get their macros in, if they skipped a meal, or if they end up eating way below their calorie intake, they are going to be set back some and not see any gains. I am just here to tell you, that that isn’t so. Keep reading if you want to know why, and how you don’t need to be panicking if you had yourself a very hard and long day, where you didn’t get time to eat lunch or get in much calories.

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Bodybuilder vs Weightlifter

I am going to make this post a little short and sweet, if I say so myself. This is being done so that you as a reader and visitor of my blog, can really ask yourself the question; “What am I?” When you’re starting off with weight lifting, you have to make sure that you have an idea of where you want to go because if you don’t, sometimes you end up no where or in places you didn’t want to be in the first place. To help guide you to that place, where you want to be, you have to ask yourself whether you’re a bodybuilder or a weight lifter. What’s the difference you may ask? To you, it may seem that they are one in the same. But, in actuality, they are not. Continue reading to learn the difference, so that you can start setting goals right now, to get to that specific place that you want to be with your physique.

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Spot Reduction

Myth or Fact? If you went onto a fitness forum and asked anyone in there with any long term weight training or fitness experience, they would tell you that spot reduction is a myth. That you can’t do 50 sit ups or crunches and expect your midsection to lose the body fat it has stored in it. But then again, there’s research being done that says otherwise. Not only that but our old time idols like Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to do spot reduction training. So, is it a myth or a fact? I decided to do some research and it seems that there is still some mixed responses in regards to spot reduction. Firstly, spot reduction is the belief that if you workout a certain body part, generally the abdominal area, you can reduce your love handles via doing side crunches or working out on your abs via sit ups. Generally the long term consensus is that to lose body fat, in any area, one needs to lose body fat throughout their whole body. So basically to lose your body fat, you’re going to have to lose fat everywhere else and eventually fat will be loss in that desired area. On a T-nation article, which you can read here, they give you techniques you should use, to help with spot reduction. One of their suggestions, is to keep the area that you want to spot reduce warm while performing your exercises. For example, the author of the article used his[…]

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