There are a lot of myths in the fitness world. It can be a proverbial minefield of bad information for those just getting into the gym or starting a new fitness routine, and plenty of people seem apt to give bad advice. It can be tough, because it seems a lot of things that should make sense — like getting six-pack abs after doing hundreds and hundreds of sit-ups — should work. But it doesn’t.
We’re here to bust some of the most common fitness myths out there. Here are seven fitness myths, busted.
1. You can ‘target’ flab
You can’t target fatty areas of your body. Sorry, it just doesn’t work like that. Most commonly, you may think you can do a thousand sit-ups per day to get a six-pack. You may be burning calories, but it’s not going to burn the fat from your stomach. Your body stores fat in its own unique way — and burns it in the same way. Losing weight, in general, will eventually lead to fat breakdown in the areas you want, so go big.