07/27/2012 08:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fitness Advice That Doesn't Work

By Elizabeth Shimer Bowers
Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, M.D., M.P.H.

You can't walk into a gym these days without hearing someone spout "surefire" exercise tips. But with all the bad advice floating around, teasing out the effective training tips from the fitness myths can be more difficult than getting through a grueling workout. To help you sort fitness fact from fiction, here is some of the most common fitness advice that doesn't work -- along with expert tips that do.

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