Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: funny fitness myths! Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Did you know that everyone on the internet is an expert when it comes to giving fitness advice? It’s amazing how many people I see that leave comments on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook about the “right” way to workout and how certain things are “bad” for you (i.e. – Crossfit, Running, Weightlifting, etc). I’ll end my sarcastic rant there but you get the idea 🙂 Here are a few of my favorite fitness myths.
Myth #1: Running is bad for your knees
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve heard this from numerous people. Of course, it always comes from people that do NOT run! Any knee pain I’ve ever had has come from muscle imbalance, poor form and lack of stretching/foam rolling, not from running itself.
Myth #2: You need to be a certain body type to run
The absolutely amazing thing about running is that it’s for all body types. You don’t need to be tall and skinny with 0% body fat to be a runner. I definitely do not have a “runner’s body” but that has never stopped me from shooting for different running goals throughout the years.
Myth #3: Runners can eat whatever they want during marathon training
Ha! I definitely learned this the hard way while training for my first two marathons. How is it possible to gain weight while running 40+ miles a week? It’s very simple, especially when you act like you’re eating for two after your long runs, lol.
Myth #4: Lifting weights will make you bulky
I absolutely HATE that I still hear this from women on a somewhat regular basis. I don’t know why women still believe this myth. There are so many benefits to strength training, especially for runners. While there are many physical benefits to strength training, for me it’s more about the mental benefits. I love feeling stronger which makes me feel more confident.
Tell me: What’s one funny fitness myth you’ve heard recently?
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