I’ve got to warn you, there are myths still going around about strength training.
The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance.
If you’ve fallen for these 4 myths then you’re missing out on tremendous potential results.
It’s a Myth…that Strength Training Doesn’t Burn Fat
On the contrary, muscle mass is your number one ally against fat gains.
A pound of muscle burns 10-20 calories each day, while you’re just living and breathing. Regular strength training helps you increase your muscle mass as well as preserve existing muscle mass, turning you into a fat burning machine.
It’s a Myth…that Lifting Weights Makes You Bulk Up
Yes, strength training increases the amount of muscle on your body. And sure, you can use lifting weight to bulk-up; but you can also use it to tone-up and slim down.
Including strength training and weights as a part of a broader, balanced workout, is an excellent tool for helping to sculpt the muscle that's already on you.
It’s a Myth…that Strength Training is Only For Young People
Ha, that’s a used-up excuse that senior citizens across the globe have shattered.
Adults of all ages have much to gain from a regular weight lifting routine. Improved balance and coordination, better strength and flexibility, and a decreased risk of osteoporosis are just the beginning.
It’s a Myth…that Light Weights and High Reps Tone Best
This myth, popularized in the 90’s, that very high repetitions of very light weights would result in a toned physique, has become outdated. These high repetitions will increase your muscular endurance but will not add strength or tone.
We now know that in order to truly challenge your muscles, a variety of weight and repetitions is best. Sync's trainers will sort out the repetition ranges; you just push your muscles with each set and each exercise.
Including strength training as a part of your fitness routine is a big boost to achieving a fit and healthy body.