When Journey first belted the iconic chorus to Don’t Stop Believin’, they were not referring to these well-meant but misguided myths about fitness. Our friends at PureWow rounded up these seven common fitness misconceptions you can feel free to table for good.
Myth: To get rock hard abs, do a billion crunches. Truth: Here is a more effective way to burn belly fat.
Myth: Treadmills accurately measure calories. Truth: Find out why cardio machines are way off the mark.
Myth: Strength training will turn you into a body builder. Truth: Nope, you won’t turn into the Incredible Hulk any time soon.
Myth: The more time, the better. Truth: Take a breather–you don’t have to devote every second to training.
Myth: You can change your natural shape. Truth: Sorry, but here’s why you can’t opt to whittle around your booty.
Myth: You can’t work out while you’re sick. Truth: Don’t cancel your run over one sneeze.
Myth: No pain, no gain. Truth: Sharp, isolated pain means it’s time to lay off.