6 Fitness Myths, Busted (And 3 Surprising Facts)

“A workout buddy passes along an exercise tip, and then you pass it on to several folks you know. Your kid’s coach gives you advice, and sure enough you hear the same thing from several other parents. So you figure it must be true. But experts say that in the world of fitness, myths and half-truths abound – and some of them may be keeping you and your family from getting the best and safest workout.”


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The truth about common fitness myths

Are you killing it in the gym but not seeing results? Chances are, you’ve fallen victim to bad advice. That’s easy to do these days, notes Jessica Matthews, spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise (ACE): “We have greater access to information, but it isn’t always accurate.” Plus, new research is overturning longheld beliefs about the best ways to work out. No worries: Our star trainers are here to update your routine so you get the body you want.

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