Tis the season to get fit, however the fitness world is full of myths.. what your biggest myth that peeves you?
Mine is the idea of people having slow or fast metabolisms, people's metabolisms do not vary greatly between individuals of the same sex. Yes if you're 6'8 you will need to eat more than a person at 5'6 but proportionally their metabolisms will be very similar (within a hundred calories or so).
The idea that people have high and slow metabolisms is a myth pervayed by "fitness" and "health and beauty" magazines, websites etc the world over and is extremely damaging as it makes people shrug their shoulders and make them believe that they can't change their bodies because it's not their fault.
So TSR - whats your biggest myth?
Lifting weights stunts growth. I started "gyming" at 14. Im now 17 and a good 6"3 off the ground
The idea of spot reduction - that you can do exercises that work a specific part of your body to specifically burn fat in that spot.
"I need to consume 200g+ protein per day for muscle growth" - You only need ~1.7g per Kg body weight for optimal muscle growth, anything more than that would just get burned off or excreted
"I don't want to get bulky, I just want to tone"
"I've noticed a big difference in 2 weeks now that I've started taking this whey isolate"
It's all ********, just eat enough and you'll grow...