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Fitness Myths

Do Waist Shapers Really Work?

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

Do you like having your internal organs function properly? What about your digestive system? I'm guessing your answer is yes.

4 Fitness Rules That Are Flat-Out Wrong

Details | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

Common knowledge is overrated. Hence why common accomplishments are just so-so. Don't let stale fitness rules hold back your fitness gains. Break these four to get more from your gym time.

5 Lies Overheard At The Gym

Posted 03.12.2015 | 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 ...

5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results At The Gym

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

Fitness is different for everyone. What works for one may not work for the other. It is up to you to find what does work for you and run with it. Make fitness your own.

The 7 to 10-Minute Workout Myth

Matthew Basso | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

My point is that the idea of a seven to 10-minute workout is what we as humans are best at. Wanting change with minimal effort. People will say that slower workouts never work. I disagree.

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."

10 Misconceptions About Working Out

Lauren Boggi | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Boggi

Working out to become fit means that you're strengthening the systems of your entire body for everyday, peak performance. It's a lot like servicing your car. And that is what your main goal should be.

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 Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 1

Anat Baniel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Are you one of the many people who have made a New Year's resolution to exercise regularly and get more fit in 2013? Are you also one of the many who have made the same resolution in the past just to keep it for a couple months, or perhaps a week or two, or maybe not at all?

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.

10 Health And Fitness Myths You Still Believe

Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com Top experts set the record straight on myths that just won't die. For more on fitness and exercise, click her...

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.

Busted: 4 Common Distance Running Myths

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Distance running is a potent fitness enhancer, leaving few of the body's systems untouched. It increases the efficiency of your cardiovascular system,...