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Exercise Myths

5 Lies Overheard At The Gym

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Lies Overheard at the Gym By Corrie Pikul Do you still believe a dance class can lengthen your muscles? We take that to task—along with other ...

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 5 -- Practice Makes Perfect

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

There is no question that in order to become skillful at any sport or fitness activity, you need to participate in and practice the activity. But if that is all that is required -- practice, practice, practice -- how come not everyone that practices a lot excels at what they do?

Fitness Folklore, Or Fact?

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - Can crunches create six-pack abdominal muscles? Do weight-lifting women risk bulgi...

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 4 -- The Flat Stomach Myth

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

I fully agree that strong abdominals are very useful and important to have. But this is not the full story. The most powerful muscles of our body are all the muscles that are attached to the pelvis, what I call the "power center."

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 3 -- The Stretching Myth

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

If you regularly apply these essentials as you do your stretching routine, it will become second nature to you, your stretching will become effective, and you will avoid the potential negative impact of forceful, fast, and automatic ways of stretching.

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 2 -- No Pain, No Gain

Anat Baniel | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

One of the biggest fitness resolution killers is pain. The question we need to ask: Is pain, or more importantly, forcing through pain, necessary for increasing our athletic ability and reaching new heights of fitness, performance, and health?

The Real Secret to Long, Lean Muscles (VIDEO)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Admit it, that's exactly what you want: the body of dancer, with long, lean muscles. Here's the secret.

Exercise: The News You Don't Want To Hear

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

My mentor, the late great nutritionist Robert Crayhon, used to say this: "The two great dangers with nutrition are thinking it does too much, and thinking it does too little." The same can be said of exercise.

7 Common Exercise Myths BUSTED

Estelle Underwood | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

New client consultations always remind me of exercise myths that continue to be perpetuated. Understanding the reasoning behind why these beliefs are untrue can only help us to engage in a more effective exercise program.

WATCH: Do You Really Need To Stretch?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Fifty

Trying to get fit but not sure if the advice you've gotten is right or not? In the above clip, "The Revolution" tackles some exercise myths, providing...