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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?

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?