FITNESS INDUSTRY MYTHS THAT MOST MEN WRONGLY BELIEVE!

FITNESS MYTH 1: YOU HAVE TO DO CARDIO FIRST THING IN THE MORNING ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

Relax. You don’t have to hop on the treadmill at 4:30am every morning. Let’s allow common sense to dictate when and how you exercise. 

If you want to work out first thing in the morning, then by all means, go ahead and do it. There’s nothing magical about this time – although it is often the only time many of day many people have to themselves.

We need to think “outside of the hour” of exercise and realise that calorie burning and fat burning goes on for 24-hours. Forget about the theories and look at the big picture.

 It doesn’t matter when you exercise – as long as you exercise intensely and consistently. Focus on relatively high-intensity workouts to increase your metabolism for as many hours after exercise as possible. That is best done with interval training and resistance

 

 
 

FITNESS MYTH 2 – YOU SHOULDN’T EAT CARBS AFTER 2PM

As long as your daily calories are in check, and you aren’t overeating carbs in an unbalanced manner relative to the other macronutrients, it won’t matter much when you eat them.

There is nothing magical about late afternoon or evening carb consumption. The human body doesn’t contain a secret “off button” that suddenly turns all carbs into fat after 2 pm.

The assumption is that metabolic rate slows while sleeping. On the average, this is not true. While the human metabolism does initially decrease by 35% after passing out, it later increases significantly when you achieve REM sleep. 

The end result is that your metabolism while sleeping is no slower than your resting metabolic rate during the day. Furthermore, it should be noted that daily exercise leads to an increase in your sleeping metabolic rate. 

 

 

 

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