Even after many years of scientific "debunking," many fitness myths have managed to float around gyms and health clubs - myths that hold you back when it comes to building muscle. So, in this episode, I'm going to unlock the top three muscle-building myths that you should avoid.
Exercise has never looked so cute.
Pull up your leg warmers and tie a sweatband around your forehead. Let's get physical. Having talked about the things that motivate us to be fit in our later years, I'd like to connect specific exercises that build muscle strength and stamina to the things they support in everyday life.
What's the single most common complaint in old age? If you can't remember having read this before, then likely you've already got it -- a problem with memory. It's nearly universal at a certain point in life. So, I decided to start working on this whole issue by memorizing lots of stuff. Maybe it's like a muscle, I surmised. Use it or lose it.
Not only is the press perfectly safe for the shoulders -- as evidenced by the fact that shoulder injuries are the least-common injuries for Olympic weightlifters who use the barbell overhead -- but the correctly performed press is the best exercise for keeping shoulders strong.
The idea behind CrossFit is a good one -- it promotes community, the importance of strength training, compound movements, and even healthy competition. The reality of it creates grey areas, and practitioners definitely haven't seen a reduction in patients since the emergence of CrossFit hype in the real world.
Women: To achieve maximal health, you need to get stronger. Get under some weights and lift. anything you read in any women's fitness magazine is suspect. Actually, it's not just suspect -- you can be guaranteed that they're feeding you inaccurate trash.
Here are seven amazing arm exercises that will help you build your upper body strength while toning and defining beautifully-sculpted arms. All of these exercises also incorporate the legs and the core to increase your calorie burn, which will help you burn the fat over your arms.