(Closed) Fitness myths that you hate hearing?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@bRooklynRocks: Ahhhhhhhh, I hate explaining to people the difference between good fats and bad fats!  That’s like saying “all proteins (red meat, white meat, fish, whatever) are exactly the same and our body metabolises them the same.” Avocado = good fat, snickers = bad fat!

And the whole “low fat” thing in general.  Yeah, twizzlers don’t have any fat in them, but they’ve got tons of sugar and other sh*t to make up for it!  Just eating “low fat” won’t make you lose weight – you have to eat a balanced diet!

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not really a myth but those toning sneakers drive me crazy, they are not going to replace going to the gym + dieting people.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

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@vmec: When you stop working out, it doesn’t take long for your muscle mass to start converting to fat. I don’t know about you losing weight when you eat more 🙁

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@Sking: Yep, I hate that. I see folks at work load up on all sorts of stuff from the salad bar and then top it off with creamy blue cheese. Um, that’s not really healthy you know? Bacon bits by the spoonful, chicken salad with gobs of mayo, it ain’t healthy yo!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Myth I hate: just becasue you work out and hit the gym you will lose weight. Not true. YOu must to a whole heck of a lot more than just go to the gym. You must use correct forum in the gym. You must also eat properly. Hitting the gym does NOT equate to weight loss (it helps but it does not guarentee)

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@vmec: “When comparing to the same volume of mass” is the key thing here.  A lot of people use it as an excuse to explain why they aren’t losing weight or getting smaller.  Two people that are the same height and weigh the same will look COMPLETELY different if one has a much lower body fat percentage than the other.

Post # 23
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Honey bee

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@LGenz: I admit…I bought them 🙁 They are cute though and I couldn’t resist. But working out in them was SO painful. They are heavier than regular sneakers, and on the elliptical my feet were KILLING me!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Sking:Yes!!! I hate when people get self righteous because they’re eating a salad when you’re eating something else. If they put any research into what they were putting into their mouth they’d know that the “salad” that they’re eating with lettuce, tons of unhealthy toppings and drenched in ranch dressing comes in as way less healthy than the balanced meal that I’m eating!

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@bRooklynRocks: It’s simple. Because when I start eating more and don’t work out my muscle does convert to fat. And since the fat is lighter but bigger than the muscle I previously had I appear bigger and my weight is lower.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate it when my co-workers come in talking about these weird diets they’re on like drinking water all day & only snacking on almonds & then eating a big dinner.  One chick was also kinda-sorta bragging about some weird 500-600 cal diet she was on.  That stuff is NOT good for your body and they don’t realize they’re only hurting their metabolism when they eat like that.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This isn’t a myth either….but I HATE with a PASSION watching guys at the gym arch their backs to do bench presses.  I want to scream ‘You’re damaging your spine and cheating an extra 30 lbs you have no business benching!’ 

 

 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@vmec: It seems you’re corroborating what many above have mentioned, that “Muscle is heavier by volume than fat.”

I think people saying this is a myth are referring to a very literal definition that would be 5lbs muscle > 5lbs fat, which obviously, a pound is a pound is a pound, so we know that’s not true.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Muscle weighs less by volume. 5 pounds is 5 pounds but for example, a square inch (which is a ridiculous measurement but for example’s sake) of muscle will weigh much more than a square inch of fat.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Miss Tattoo: It must be getting close to lunch, because that sounds like a yummy salad!

Healthy too 🙂

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