GREAT ARTICAL! TRYING TO FOCUS MAINLY ON MY ABS SO THIS INFO REALLY HELPS ME OUT.
3/18/2009 4:32:14 PM
This article is helpful, but the format in which it's written, is not. She presents the myths and then puts her answers to them under 'TRUTH'. She should have put them under 'THE REAL TRUTH' or something similar. Her format is initially misleading. I kept thinking she was saying the myths were TRUE :o)
Great article. There is so much to learn being a SPARKER.
5/19/2008 9:07:03 AM
Thank you for this article. I have been overweight most of my adult life. I believed a lot of what my friends told me when I was in high school and college. And spent a lot of time either starving or overeating over dieting. - our children need sound fitness counseling from professionals - not websites and friends. And I am not convinced our medical community has helped Americans - do your own work and research and ask questions. I am doing the weight training/cardio/nutrition. I am feeling better and having a better life.
i LOVE this article. I am sick of my girlfriend's warning me to be careful that i will bulk up like the incredible hulk if i continue to weight train (and increase my weights) and eat lots or protein to support that sort of training. Ugh, it's just annoying that people think they are know-it-alls.
I love this article! I am constantly being asked "how did you do it?", and when I say it's a three prong approach; diet/cardio/strength training, people usually find an excuse for not doing the strength training. The other day, I heard the worst excuse ever: my trainer told me to concentrate on cardio, because with strength training, when you stop your muscles turn to fat...I'm still in a state of disbelief that anyone, let alone a trainer, would tell someone that!
So, keep on myth busting Jen!
3/16/2008 4:54:41 PM
The weight lifting seems to be the hardest for women to believe......... Having been introduced to the machines first, I eventually participated in the weight training group classes and was hooked.........I find I now have to alternate between classes, machines and cardio for variety.....no bulk just toned...
It's good to see articles like this. what saddens me thought, is that I see in the exercise blurbs"Target your abs with these 6 exercises" etc. The reason I like this site is because of the relatively no nonsense approach to healthy living, yet it seems that it is still encouraging members to buy into the same myths this article is trying to debunk. I don't want to see it become like those lifestyle mags that 'promote' healthy living beside pieces that show how 'You too Can Lose 5pounds Before The Weekend'
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