Busted! Don’t Believe These Fitness Myths!
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Busted! Don’t Believe These Fitness Myths!

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Fitness means different things for different people, but in today’s time, when everyone’s lifestyle is getting compromised, there are some mutually agreed ways to take care of one’s mental and physical health. One’s personal growth needs to get into some form of physical activity or the other at their convenience.

However, the results will be fruitful if there is a fixed schedule. This is why online training sessions have been introduced, allowing people to have their schedules without compromising on their day-to-day activities.

To help you steer clear of these misconceptions, Home Core Fitness has debunked some of the most widely believed myths about fitness.

Myth 1: Muscle weighs more than fat
In reality, we see people say this when their total body weight hasn’t changed, but their body composition has changed, i.e. they have lost inches or appear smaller. The truth is muscle takes up less space than fat in the body, but it is denser. This is why two people who weigh the same can have such different appearances in body composition. A 150-pound person who is more muscular and has less body fat appears more fit and powerful than a 150-pound person who has more body fat. We use measures, body composition testing, and other non-scale techniques to quantify fitness improvements.

Myth 2: Cardio burns fat
This myth is partly true. The actual myth has it that you have to undergo a high-intensity cardiovascular exercise to lose weight or burn fat. In truth, lower intensity but steady state cardio gets your body burning fat, and high-intensity cardio is geared towards improving your cardiovascular (or heart) health. They both help you, but if HIIT-style programming scares you, keep in mind that lower-intensity cardio can be just as helpful for weight loss.

Myth 3: Strength training is key to changing your body composition
Remember when we talked about muscle mass? Well, increasing the amount of muscle in your body increases your metabolism. Lifting weights, even smaller dumbbells, at the beginning of your health & fitness journey, can seriously boost your weight loss long term. Working on strength training and steady state cardio is one of the most effective combos for overall body composition changes.

If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to Home Core Fitness as the best in-home personal trainers in Maryland.

We are not your regular, crowded gym! Home core fitness is a private business that allows you to get in-home personal training, yoga classes, and online fitness and nutrition coaching. We also provide one-on-one personal training and small group fitness training.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about Home Core Fitness, we’d love to hear from you. For more information, please call us at (301) 367-9186 or email us at contact@homecorefitness.com.  

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