4 Myths That Are Keeping you From Being Fit and BAD ASS

In Health


Obesity Is In My Genes

First off obesity is not genetic at all. If you look back hundreds of years ago, a very little amount of the population was obese. This is a very belittling and self-defeating program that the population has embraced for multiple reasons, but at the end of the day being obese results from two things. First of them being to sedentary, the second one being that you are eating more calories than your body is burning. Weight loss and gain is truly as simple as that.
Note: This is a guest post by Chris Cucchiara cross-posted from his site. Send me your guest post request via the CONTACT PAGE. Eat your eggs, A-Lifters!

Move more and eat less and you will see results. It is sad to see people defeating themselves with limiting beliefs before they even try to go to the gym and lose weight. It may be easier for people to say that it runs in their family because with the obesity rates being so high, it can appear that this is the case because of how high the obesity rates are, but we need to really put to bed this program and know that we have the genetic makeup of a hunter and gather, and we need to put together good daily health habits that allow us to maximize our true genetic makeup and breakaway from the lie that society has told us and has been telling us a lot more recently, that obesity runs in our genes.

Muscle Turns Into Fat

This is very humorous to me, whenever someone tries to tell me that the reason they don’t workout is that if they stop, their muscle is going to turn to fat. First off, lean muscle mass can not turn into fat; there is no magical transformation that happens where your hard earned muscle somehow turns to adipose tissue. Muscle can atrophy and we can gain more fat when we stop working out, which can give the illusion that you muscle has “turned” to fat, but all in all this is another fallacy. Muscle also has memory, simply referred to as “muscle memory”. Once you start lifting again, there is a faster bounce back effect in the anabolic reaction to your weight lifting sessions. There is a great article that goes deeper into this subject which talks about how when we train, we increase muscle size by creating new nuclei in the muscle tissue and the new nuclei that we create is scientifically proven to be permanently engrained in our muscle cells. Once you start lifting again after time off, you will activate these nuclei again and the muscle memory from these nuclei will kick in and will result in increasing the size of your muscles to what they used to be when you were training consistently. Being that these nuclei are permanent, you are inducing changes on the muscle cells that are permanent, meaning you will always be able to go back and get your muscle size and strength back.

You do get weaker if you aren’t lifting weights, that is a known fact and again the muscles do lose size, but again this isn’t your muscle turning to fat. Alchemy is a myth; you can’t turn anything into a pure form of anything else. Once you stop lifting weights, people are in usually in a larger caloric deficit because they are usually eating the same amount of food but exercising less, hence exerting fewer calories.

I Don’t Want To Get To Big

I see this a lot with women who are scared to lift because they feel like their muscles are going to grow too fast or get too big too quick. First off, women have a lot less testosterone then males do. Testosterone is the key hormone needed to induce metabolic changes in muscle cells. The less testosterone you have the less muscle you will build through resistance training. For men who are worried about this, it should be known that the image of a bodybuilder was created out of what a pictures of men who are usually taking performance enhancement drugs, aka steroids. They are freakishly huge, which is not attainable unless you are a genetic freak, combined with taking a some very quality steroids.

Dennis Wolf is Bane – is that also a myth? That I don’t know….

dennis wof is bane

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Regardless of your sex, if you are worried about getting too big, then simply do rep schemes that support a more toning effect. This rep range is referred to strength endurance, which it supports the muscle in getting stronger and able to endure more work, not grow in size. This rep range is attained when one does 12-25 reps with lighter weights. Scientific evidence has proven time and time again that the muscle size gains are achieved when one stays between the 6-12 rep range lifting heavy weights. So simply stay away from this rep range and heavy weights if you are worried about getting too big! You will be able to tone your muscles and still reap the physical and psychological benefits that come from resistance training.

Carbs and Fat Are Making Me Overweight

No way, this is not the case at all. First off fat is needed in your diet to support healthy brain and boy health. Carbs are very muscle supporting, helping you maintain and build muscle. The only thing that is making you overweight is eating an excess of these macronutrients. Marketing plays off of us wanting to blame something. Diets have been created that have banned these macronutrients and labeled them as the culprit for your weight gain. We need to stop thinking like this. We need to create a diet that is in moderation, allowing for a healthy amount of all three of the macronutrients, carbs, fat and protein.

carbs everywhere

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Taking away any of these in excess in your diet will create sensitivity to the macronutrient that you are depleting your body from. This is where we hear things like “I am carb sensitive”. This is because one has tried to blame their weight gain on their carb consumption

Why These Beliefs Have Become Widely Accepted

Because the Industry’s trollin you!

selfie abs

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

I am going to be blunt and honest when answering the question of why these myths have been around so long and are still widely accepted. Our society engrained habits in us that create victim mindsets, instead of self-empowering us. We need to take responsibility for our health and stop using excuses to keep us away from leading a healthy lifestyle.

The truth of the matter is that these excuses have been created around the fact that we often want to take the easy way out. Unfortunately the human race usually does look for the easy way out in most everything they do. Marketing, advertising and inventions are all created to make us lazier. We need to break away from the social norm, break away from programs that were created to make us lazier so we would be more profitable to the people and organizations that created these myths. Break away and take back the power my friends, laugh at these myths and go get fit and healthy!

Author Bio: My name is Chris Cucchiara I am a personal trainer who specializes in building muscle, fat loss, powerlifting, corrective exercises, meditation and pushing past limits in the gym. I am also an all natural competitive bodybuilder and healthy lifestyle advocate, with an intense desire to help my clients and readers learn more, grow more and attain more sustainable and long lasting results! I blog at empoweredhealthandfitness.com!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

HELP I got too Big and Muscular Because of my Training Program!

{{http://aboutlifting.com/}}

You may also read!

5 Painfully Annoying Types Of Backpacker Girls

Home This Month Popular 5 Painfully Annoying Types Of Backpacker Girls John Carver John Carver is a deplorable wandering

Read More...

Why I Just Don’t Care About the London Attack

Before you accuse me of being cold, heartless, evil, or a psychopath, understand the point of this post is

Read More...

Was Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Working for the U.S. Deep State?

From the Daily Mail: McPhee, an Emmy-award nominated reporter with the ABC News investigative team, writes that he

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu