Myths to Avoid
• Longer Workouts Mean a better Result
- Just because you are working out for longer doesn't mean that you're getting a better result than someone who works out for a shorter period of time. This can often result in strain of a muscle and eventually cause overuse injury which will prevent you from working out that muscle in the future anyways.
• No Pain means No Gain
- Being in pain or being sore after a workout is not an effective tool to measure whether or not you've had an effective workout, it can mean plenty of other things like a torn muscle, or delayed onset muscle soreness. Being sore should not be something you push for specifically, be careful.
• More Sweat = a Better Workout
- Sweat will definitely drip after an intense workout, but there are other things to consider when you are sweating a lot after working out. What condition are you exercising in? Sweat is used to regulate the bodys temperature, which means your body is burning more calories which you will eventually run out of if pushed too much.
• Morning Workouts Increase Metabolism
- Morning workouts are for morning people, if you are not a morning person and you wake yourself up early to workout it can throw off your circadian rhythm which will cause you to feel tired, sluggish and cause your metabolism to be slower as a result.