- I have to follow this celebrity trainer’s programme because they lost 8lbs in a week doing it!
Now I’m not usually actually condoning to stay away from exercise – I think its great people are willing to exercise and change their lives. But just because something works for one person, it does not mean it will exactly the same way for you. Also, they are likely to have a very good nutrition plan in place which is helping behind the scenes.
- I’m using a waist trainer because I want a slim waist.
Waist trainers are not only ineffective – they are also very dangerous, particularly if used for a long period of time. There is simply no evidence that they work as intended, and are may in fact be more likely to cause structural damage to your bone structure and your organs.
- I just want to tone my legs and bum, and get rid of my belly fat.
I’d love to say training works this way but unfortunately we are not able to reduce body fat from one specific area. This is usually known as ‘spot reducing’ and put simply is one of the biggest myths in the industry. Instead, we need to train the whole body to increase muscle and reduce body fat levels all over our body rather than trying to target a specific area.
- Muscle turns into fat if you stop training
False, this simply is not possible. Muscle tissue is completely separate to fat tissue. When we start training our muscles often grow larger as a response to working the muscles. However, when we stop training, the muscles become smaller – and if we become inactive, more fat is stored on the body over the muscle tissue.