There is lots of false information out there in the fitness community. I understand why people can be confused. Everyday it seems like there is a new diet or new program that is the "secret" to finally getting you results...
I hate to say it, but there is no secret! BUT...there are a lot of myths out there. Today I'm going to give you a brief overview of the top 3 myths that I hear all of the time...
Strength Training is going to make me bulky
A lot of women think of strength training as being synonymous with
bodybuilding, but that’s not the case. Women lack the necessary amount of testosterone to see significant muscle gains. If you do focus on building strength, you will get that lean, toned, and defined look that you desire!
The key is to focus on getting strong on the right exercises for women, as
outlined in my workout programs.
I have to be so sore I can’t move to know a workout is effective
Soreness is not a good way to gauge the effectiveness of your workout.
Some people worry that if they aren’t sore, they didn’t work hard enough,
or the workout was a waste of time. That’s simply not true. It’s much more
important to focus on progression and performance. Workouts are designed in such a way that you build yourself up in a methodical manner and work through the phases, and when you do it this way, soreness is
minimized. Some degree of soreness can be expected if you’re getting
started back on your routine after some time off, or when you add new
exercises to the mix. But don’t feel like you need to crush yourself to see
results. It’s better to coax your body to change so you don’t overdo it and
The only way to achieve my fitness goals is through cardio
Cardio is part of the equation when it comes to losing weight, but to achieve
a toned physique and not just that dreaded “skinny fat” look, strength
training is crucial. Also, the way that most of my strength workouts are structured
in circuit format gives you a cardio effect too, so you get more bang for
your buck and see greater results in less time.