THE WORST ADVICE YOU WILL EVER GET ABOUT FITNESS
It is an undisputed fact that almost everybody wants to be fit and live a healthy life. The sad truth is that people get misled with lots of bad advice from trainers and the internet. So, knowing how to recognize bad advice about living a healthy life is very important. This is because it could save you from causing more harm to your health. Below is the worst advice you’ll ever get about fitness.
Bad advice #1: Go big or go home
There is this motion that you have to train vigorously to incur growth. But this notion is a prescription of injury and not a productive training method. The opposite is the truth, slow and steady wins the race. The basic key to success in living a healthy life is to make continual gains that add up to the body you want.
Bad advice #2: Push through the pain
A bit of tiredness is not a bad thing. It just means you have worked your body more and harder than you would do. This has resulted in minute tears in muscles that later result in adding size and strength. But there is a significant dissimilarity between pain and tiredness. Not paying attention to the pain is going to lead you to being injured gradually. If the exercise makes you feel pain, you should stop till it gets better.
Bad advice #3: Protect your spine with crunches and sit-ups
It cannot be denied that crunches and sit-ups can help you carve the best abs, but they come with built-in blemish: Constant spinal flexion, which can surge your risk of having a back problem and can also exasperate current damage. The bottom line is that in advising crunches and sit-ups, some trainers cause the very injuries they are trying to avert.
Bad advice #4: Let us see how many deadlifts you can do in 60 seconds
Even professional athletes do not engage in this act. A lot of people in a vigorous group without little instructions would start doing high reps of extremely technical lifts as fast as they can. When people target speed while exercising, you lose vision of form, and doing heavy Olympic lifts or carrying heavy deadlifts can result in injury.
Bad advice #5: Do not rest between sets
This untrue mantra is the call to arms of many rigorous fitness plans, and it can be harmful in practice. The reason carrying heavy weights employs fast-twitch muscle fibers, which produces more force but also stress faster. If muscles do not have time to heal between sets, you will not be able to train them well, reducing your gains and surging your risk of injury.
Bad advice #6: Add plyometric to your routine
High-impact plyometric exercises, such as box jumps (hopping on and off a box or bench), depth jumps (this involves stepping off the bench and springing on the floor, you can also dock off a podium) are specials of many professional trying to help clients build ferocious speed and a killer jump shot. But these drills can also forge your joints – mostly if you are heavier than you should be. Some people will eventually become overweight because of too many jumps, a routine most fit people, or professional athletes will not or should not do.