Get back to the gym

You need to get back to the gym

Here is why you need to get back to the gym

It is a startling fact that women do not take care of their muscles. While they obsess over their weight and shape, they think that muscles are a man’s domain. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Let’s bust some myths about muscle building

  • It is super tough to increase the size of your muscles. This is true for men too. Bulking up is a myth. The truth is that muscles do not get bigger by lifting heavy things. They get STRONGER. If you pump yourself with testosterone supplements and eat way too many calories than your burning, you may bulk up. If you lift heavy and eat right your muscles get stronger and denser, you will burn the fat on top of the muscles giving you a toned look
  • You cannot really choose from which part of your body fat burns. Spot reduction is a myth. Each one of us is predisposed to storing fat in certain areas in a certain order. In your case, when you exercise, it may come off your arms first, then legs, then belly and then butt. This may not be true for me. Each of us has a predisposed genetic makeup. No amount of targeted exercise will change the order in which fat disappears
  • Its great to be active by doing what you love most, be it running, dancing, swimming , trekking . But if you are doing endless Cardio to lose weight, you may need to think again. It’s a myth that Cardio alone can keep you fit and slim. Strength training gives you better weight loss than the same amount of cardio. When you lift weights, your body is breaking down muscle tissues which get rebuilt within 24-48 hours. This process recruits more calories, which means that you are burning calories even when you are sitting long after a workout

Do you know the feeling of fitness after a good weight training session? You wouldn’t want to trade it for anything in the world.

Get back to the gym

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Chandra Gopalan

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06 Jun, 2016

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