Are you tricked by these fitness myths? 

If you believe that cardio is the only way to lose weight, you might also have been tricked by these other myths. Learn how to separate facts from fiction – so you will get some actual results at the gym.  

Myth 1: No Pain, No Gain 

Do you tell yourself that the pain will be worth it? That is not necessarily true. Perhaps one of the most prevalent myths in the world of training is the belief that pain is a prerequisite for progress. While a workout can lead to muscle soreness and discomfort, it should not hurt.  

It’s important that you distinguish between the discomfort of pushing boundaries and the alarm bells of potential injury. Otherwise, you might end up hurting yourself instead of 

achieving your goal. So, remember from now on: A lot of pain can lead to a sprain. Because smart training involves a balance between challenging yourself and allowing proper recovery. 

Myth 2: More is Always Better 

The notion that the more time you spend training, the better the results, is far from accurate.  Without proper rest and recovery, you risk overtraining, which can lead to exhaustion,  decreased performance, and even injury. Like in many cases – quality trumps quantity.  Structured and focused workouts, together with rest days, are the key to a successful training regimen.  

If you are working out a lot, it’s also a good idea to vary which parts of the body you are focusing on. It helps you avoid pushing the same muscle group multiple days in a row…as well as being that person who clearly skipped leg day.


Myth 3: Cardio is the Only Way to Lose Weight 

For the ones who don’t like cardio but still are trying to achieve some weight loss, this is good news for you. Cardiovascular exercise is not the only way. It’s undoubtedly beneficial – and most importantly – it’s good for your overall health to continue doing cardio, but strength training also plays a pivotal role by increasing lean muscle mass, which in turn boosts metabolism and aids in burning calories even at rest.  

So, even if a balanced approach is the best, you don´t have to jump on that treadmill to achieve your goal.  

As we navigate the intricate landscape of training, it’s essential to separate fact from fiction.  Otherwise, you risk leaving the gym in worse condition than you came, and that wouldn’t be very encouraging. That´s why training should be approached with a blend of patience,  dedication, and knowledge. Doing less can actually lead to achieving more – and who doesn’t love the sound of that?