Workout myths to know before you hit the gym - – Rockford’s News Leader

Workout myths to know before you hit the gym


Warm weather is around the corner, which means it is time to pull those swim suits, summer dresses, and shorts out of storage. It also means you may be hitting the gym more often to get "swim suit ready" and we have a look at some common fitness myths that may prevent you from reaching your goal.

Myth #1: Crunches lead to that sought after six pack. Well not so much. Crunches aren't the best way to keep your abs slim, because they only tone a small portion of your abs.

Myth #2: Running is hard on your knees. Maybe not. A Stanford University study found that the knees of older runners were no less healthy than those of people who didn't run.

Myth #3: The more time in the gym, the better. Experts say "no". You don't have to be a gym rat. It's not about the hours you clock at the gym. It's about the way you train.

Myth #4: It's not about the length of the workout, but the intensity. Experts say shorter work outs are better if you keep the energy up.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at