Fitness Myths / FAQ

Q:  Where do I start?  A:  We have a post specifically detailing that, but another great place to start is at our “Important Posts” section.  Or just start reading.

Q:  Is nutrition and personal responsibility really that important?  Unbelievably so, and you’ll see many posts that touch on this topic.

Q:  Is it true I need to take a week off periodically?  A:  Yes, with a rest week, or de-loading.

Q:  How much Protein can I digest at once?  A:  There is no limit.

Q:  If I do 1,000 crunches a day, will I get a six pack?  A:  No, spot reduction is a myth.

Q:  (For Women)  If I do weight training, will I bulk up like a man?  A:  Only if you eat like a man who’s bulking.

Q:  Do those belly fat burner belts work?  A:  No.

Q:  Is it true that alcohol can get in the way of my goals?  A:  Yes.

Q:  Why do you mention Deadlifts so much?  Aren’t they bad for your back?  A:  Deadlifts are only bad for your back when you don’t dead lift, or if you deadlift incorrectly.

Q:  Is it okay to reward myself for working out?  A:  That depends on what the reward is.

Q:  Is is true that my body can only absorb a certain amount of calories?  A:  I really wish it were true, but it’s not.

Q:  I saw a ripped guy in the gym working out at my gym;  Should I ask him for advice?  A:  Maybe.  Just remember to ask meaningful questions (Not “How’d you get ripped?!”)  and consider the source.


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