Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: What’s the worse fitness advice you’ve ever received? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Luckily I have received more good advice than bad advice over the past few years, especially when it comes to running. Any time I have received bad advice, I know that the person’s heart was in the right place, but they were just ill-informed. Here are a few examples of bad fitness advice I’ve received.
Don’t run. It’s bad for your knees
Yes, running can be bad for your knees…if you’re wearing the wrong sneakers. I definitely learned that the hard way. But other than that, I don’t believe this to be true.
You won’t lose weight if you eat carbs
Yeah…no, just NO. I love carbs and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with eating them. Now you probably shouldn’t eat 3 bagels a day but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with good carbs like whole grains, sweet potatoes, etc. I really hate when people say you have to eliminate “x” in order to lose weight because it’s just not true.
Don’t lift weights – you’ll get too bulky
I’ve been doing strength training for years now and..shocker..I don’t look bulky at all. I often wonder if only women receive this advice?
You have to run “X” amount of miles weekly while marathon training
There’s no magic number of miles you have to cover in order to train for a marathon. There are so many different training plans available and as always, you have to do what’s best for you.
Tell me: What’s the worst fitness advice you’ve ever received?
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