Myth Busting - Workout Edition

words Josie Broad

We pulled 5 common myths for us to bust, take a look at what we found!


You need a gym to get results:

Exercising at home can be just as effective. While gyms provide dedicated space, home workouts offer more flexibility. Using your time and equipment to maximize efficiency is the key to a great workout. Choose what works best for your lifestyle and fitness goals, practice mind to muscle connection and slow down each movement. Prepare to feel the burn. Don’t believe us? Try our brand new Home Booty Exercises.


Lifting weights bulks you up:

It's pretty hard for women to bulk up from a normal strength-training routine because they don't have as much testosterone as men. Don’t be afraid of building lean muscle. The more lean muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn at rest. In order to build lean muscle, ensure your nutrition is in check!


Strength training means using machines and heavy weights:

Strength training means using resistance to work your muscles—and that resistance doesn't necessarily have to come from a machine or a heavy weight. (Hello home workouts!) Aside from your own bodyweight, you can also use tools like kettlebells, medicine balls, and resistance bands to add resistance. None of that around? Check out at home Pilates or Yoga.


You should work out every day:

Definitely not! You need to give your body time to recover from working out in order to prevent injury and get stronger. Aim for one to two days per week of active recovery rest days—that means doing something that doesn't put stress on your body, like gentle stretching or a walk. 


You have to do ab workouts to get abs:

Well they won’t hurt but they're not the most efficient exercise you can do to strengthen your midsection. Your core is engaged most of the time you are upright so any exercise can be a core exercise if done right. Yes, that means you can get stronger abs by engaging your core during your squats, deadlifts, lunges, overhead presses and much more. Try adding on a core engaging session at the start or end of a workout for an extra kick.


Now with these myths busted, where are you going to start?


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