10 Lies the Health and Fitness Industry has led You to Believe

If you’re like most people you want to read quality information that comes from a good source.

You want to read content that you can use and implement in your routine life.

To do that you have to quit reading the bs and lies that the fitness industry wants you to believe.

Here are the 10 lies the Fitness Industry has you believing in.

1: Protein Powder puts on muscle

Protein powder can work for building muscle.

The problem is that it isn’t the best option.

The best option is to eat protein from an animal source or eggs.

If you eat the natural foods and whole food protein sources you won’t need to worry about eating protein powder.

I’d rather see you eat white rice and steak post workout.

If you want to waste your money keep buying protein powder.

2: Squats and dead-lifts thicken the waist

This is another myth.

Squats and dead-lifts increase the size of your waist if you’re genetically predisposed to having a thick waist.

I am a 32 inch waist.

My waist hasn’t gotten any thicker since I started squatting and dead-lifting.

I’ve learned that you can train squats and dead-lifts heavy and still maintain a small waist.

If you keep doing your pull ups and lat pull downs you’ll keep the wide look.

As long as you keep the v taper look your physique will look good.

3: Muscle Confusion

Muscle confusion isn’t what people think it is.

Sure you might be more sore the next day, but it won’t make a difference.

People heard Arnold say in pumping iron that you have to shock the body.

He meant every now and then.

You need consistency to build muscle and strength.

If you’re not consistent when it comes to training you will not be able to grow or make gains.

You can also “confuse” the body by lifting heavier weight.

4: You can only train 3-4 days per week

This is also a myth.

This myth held me back for years.

I believed in my heart of hearts that you couldn’t train more than that.

I didn’t start making great gains until I started training 6 days per week.

People are afraid to be sore and are afraid of pain.

What’s ironic is that now I don’t get as sore as I used to.

When you’re at the gym 6 days per week you get more sessions in than everyone else.

5: You can’t train longer than 1 hour

Here’s another one that is funny to read.

These people are saying that you can’t train longer than 1 hour.

This again isn’t true.

Once you’ve accumulated enough training volume you’ll be able to start doing longer sessions that can last up to 2 1/2 hours.

The people who said you can’t train longer than one hour were lazy.

You can train longer than 1 hour and you should.

Sure there are people who look great that only train 1 hour per day.

You can look good from training 1 hour.

You can also look good from training 3-4 hours per day.

People will spread lies.

When you start to get results for yourself and for others you’ll see that people are lying about what to do.

You need to face facts and accept reality, these people don’t care about your gains.

If they did they would tell you to do what works.

Find a formula that works and keep doing it.

Repeat the formula over and over.

 

6: Lifting heavy makes women bulky

I don’t know when this movement started, but a lot of women have told me that they don’t want to lift too heavy because they will look like a guy if they do.

This is absurd, if anything if a woman lifts heavy and eats an effective diet they will look better and be more attractive.

Lifting heavy makes women sexy not manly.

Fellas tell your girl to lift heavy and you’ll see the difference.

Lifting heavy is what will help you ladies tone up.

Toning up happens when you build the muscle and diet off the body fat.

If your diet is right, you’ll have a good body ladies.

It’s a matter of doing what needs to be done and working to make progress.

7: Low fat diets

Low fat diets are terrible for your hormone levels.

Bodybuilders that follow low fat diets are only doing so because they’re getting show ready.

In the off-season bodybuilders don’t eat low fat diets.

Bodybuilders know that low fat diets are awful for muscle growth.

You need to follow a high protein moderate fat, moderate carb diet.

If anything people eat way too many carbs.

8: Only train each body part once per week

This is pure blasphemy.

If you want to grow muscle you need to train each body part twice per week.

Anything else will only be good enough to maintain what you currently have.

Maintenance means you’re happy where you are and want to stay there.

When you’re dieting hard you can only hope to maintain and keep muscle.

You still need to train each body part that you want to grow 2-3 times per week.

This will give you adequate volume, which is a necessity for growing muscle.

Calves need to be trained 3-4 times per week at the minimum.

Since you walk on your calves everyday, they are a resilient muscle.

You have to punish your calves every time they are fresh or on leg day.

Weak calves look bad and you need to bring them up.

9: You can bulk and cut at the same time

This is a huge myth and misconception in the fitness industry.

If you’re attention is divided you won’t succeed.

Instead of focusing on one thing, gaining or losing weight.

These people have brainwashed many to think that they can do both at the same time.

You can grow muscle or lose body fat.

You can’t do both.

Whenever you grow muscle you will also grow some more body fat.

If you lose body fat, you will lose some muscle.

They are both inevitable.

That doesn’t mean you will lose a lot of muscle though.

10: You can’t train the same body part 2 days in a row

This is a myth that I discovered when I started squatting everyday.

You can train the same body part everyday if you choose to.

As long as you’re eating enough food and rest you’ll be able to handle it.

If you wanted to grow your lats, you could do pull ups every day.

This is entirely possible.

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