We are all huge fans of the free internet advice and information that are available for all of us out there. Just the thing is that nowadays, there are many people that are writing things that are not true, and we don’t really know what to believe in.
There are many things that people think are true because of these internet blogs, and I just have to tell you the real truth. So here are the worst fitness advice you can get on the internet.
Worst Advice #1: You Don’t Need To Stretch.
Yes, partly true because we should stretch not at the beginning of our workout, but in the end when our muscles are warmed up. But we should stretch for sure. We can also do that in the morning, or before going to sleep, just be careful, because stretching on cold muscles can be crucial. Even if you want to build muscles, you have to be flexible. Look at Shaun T and his companion Tania. They both stretch, and they both have amazing bodies.
Worst Advice #2: Watch Your Portions.
I’ve seen many internet guides, that tell you to watch on the portions in order to get fit. Yeah right! And the saddest thing is that many trainers share this opinion. Or they unwittingly develop a calorie deficit, while attempting to eat more healthfully. Either way, the result is the same, because not eating enough slows your metabolism and makes it easier for you to overtrain because you don’t have enough nutrients to fuel recovery.
Worst Advice #3: 15 Minutes Is All You Need To Get Fit
First of all, for 15 minutes you can’t even get sweaty. Every cardio workout should be at least 20 minutes to 40 minutes. For the first 20 minutes of your workout, you are always burning the energy that you have left from the food you have eaten. After you burn the food sources, you start to burn body fat.
Worst Advice #4: Squat Till Your Butt Touches The Ground.
Many people think that if you squat deeper, you’re gonna get more results. But the truth is that if you squat deeper, you can easily get injured, nothing more. The perfect squat is actually the one that goes in a parallel with the knees, and that’s it. No deeper.
Worst Advice #5: My Exercises Can Build You Long Lasting Muscles.
A favorite claim of celebrity trainers is that their workouts build you a long lasting muscles and lean physique. If you want to lengthen a muscle, you have to break a bone and increase the distance from where the muscle originates to where it inserts.
In other words, you can’t ‘lengthen’ a muscle with an exercise. Long and lean muscles are actually just what people think of when they see people who have excellent muscle definition, yet relatively small muscle size.