👉Vampire Fitness Myths (They Just Won't Die!) 💀
Every so often I wind up at a big box gym and am reminded of just how prevalent the same workout myths are today, as they were fifteen years ago, when I first started. So it never can hurt to return to some good old fashion fitness myth busting. Shall we?
Myth: Lifting Weight Makes You Bulky.
Truth: Here’s what you need to know. Weight training makes you strong, not bulky. In fact, most who weight train will develop a leaner, more toned physique. Bulking up is not an easy thing to do, especially by accident. .
Myth: Cardio Is The Best Way to Lose Weight.
Truth: Why cardio can work, it’s by no means the most effective way to achieve weight loss. Here, again, strength training prevails. But better yet, is a combination of strength training and cardio. On top of sound nutrition, of course. (See the next point.)
Myth: Crunches Get Rid of Belly Fat.
Truth: False. Has always been false. Crunches may help to strengthen the abs, but that does little good aesthetically if you’ve still got globs of fat on top. Only good nutrition and a deficit of calories can get rid of belly fat. .
Myth: “No Pain No Gain”
Truth: A not only unhelpful, but also dangerous motto. Pain is a warning. You should never do an exercise that hurts. Now, discomfort, that’s fine OK. Feeling the burn and all that, great. But PAIN--pain means you’re doing something wrong. So if something hurts, stop immediately, That's it. .
Vacuum posing! It's tough if you don't practice, but like all things, it can be mastered! I'm in no way a master of it myself, but I do practice all the time and I think I've gotten pretty good at it!
(Steps are shown on my fingers in the vid 👍)
Step 1: Big breath in!
Step 2: exhale absolutely everything!
Step 3: really exercise your mind-muscle connection to bring those abs up and back towards your spine!
Step 4: practice a holding the vacuum and doing a bit of posing if you're comfortable with it!
Repeat these steps every day whenever you have time and you'll be one step closer to being a classic competitor!
Mattel, Christine and Jane realised they come to the gym at the same time, so they decided why not make a #gymdate out of it! 🙌 Thanks 🙏 to our PT Tui for providing a few routines for the ladies! 😁 happiness is Training with friends! #squadgoals