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Bodybuilding Myths



You may have heard lots of bodybuilding myths before. Sometimes it is confusing to know what is fact and what is myth. Some people may warn you not to do this kind of routine or something bad will happen and you follow it anyway because you are fearful that it might be true. Well, here are some of the bodybuilding myths that you might know that are just myths and have no factual basis.

If you workout more then you will grow more.This is absolutely not true because there is such a thing as overtraining.If you do not give your muscles time to heal then you are just wasting your time working out. Resting is a vital part of bodybuilding because this is the time when your muscles are growing.

If you only train three days a week with weights then you won't make any progress. You will gain progress even if you only lift three days in a week as long as you fully and rigorously train your whole body. Some people may say that you are only a recreational bodybuilder because you train three times a week but the real issue here is the quality of training and not the quantity.

Doing a hundred sit ups a day can give you narrow midsection. Some people will say that you are doing spot reduction but this is not true. Continuous sit ups will give you tight abdominal muscles but it will not rid you of fat on that area. You can only get rid of fat if you burn more calories than you intake.

High repetition workout will produce more hard and cut up muscles. Heavy weights lifted for 5 to 8 reps can produce hard muscles but you have to lose your fats to see those cuts.

Women should train differently from men. There is no difference with the muscle tissue of men and women. The only difference is the level of hormones which is why men gain more muscles than women.

If you do weight training then you are hindering your flexibility. Training properly will naturally increase your flexibility. This myth might have come from the feeling of tightness after every workout. It is recommended to do some stretching to alleviate the tightness.

Your muscle will turn into fat if you stop working out. This is a complete lie because muscles can never transform into fat. If you stop working out your muscles will just shrink and your body will adapt to the present condition.

If a guy has a good and well toned body then he is knowledgeable in fitness and muscle development. Just because a guy is well built it doesn't mean that he is a bodybuilding expert. Most of these guys are just genetically gifted and they enhance their body more with lots of bodybuilding drugs and supplements. It is better to ask advice from people who have actually gone through lots of workouts like yourself.

These are just some of the most common myths in bodybuilding. It is always important to separate the truth from the myth because this can help you achieve your goal of having a healthy and well built body.



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