Myths of Body Building

There are lots of body building myths. They start from an uneducated mind. Some myths are:

You cannot build muscle on veggies

Veggies have minerals, vitamins and slow digesting carbohydrates. This is one of the most common myths. You can build muscle on veggies.

Eat what you want just workout

You cannot eat what you want and lose weight even if you exercise. You need to be on a variety of supplements to keep you weight normal for you and to replenish your body with the minerals and vitamins it needs.

It is important to take high amounts of protein after workouts

Getting 20 grams of protein after workout is plenty. Protein is responsible for body repair.

Eating fat causes you to gain fat

You need to burn more fat than you are consuming. If you are burning more fat than you consume you will lose weight.

Doing cardio only will help you lose weight

It is good to do cardio two to three times per week. Approximately twenty-five minutes per session is good. You need more than cardio to lose weight.

You cannot build muscle and burn fat

If you don’t get a good amount of sleep you will have trouble burning fat. Eight hours of sleep is what you need. Most hormones are released while we sleep. You can build muscle and burn fat too.

If you are not working out hard you don’t need supplements

If you are working out hard you should be sore the next day from your workout. The recommended intake of protein for men is 56 grams and for woman is 46 grams. You do need supplements to replenish what you are taking out of your body.

If you are following a good diet and working out regularly you should have no problems in getting your health and body back into shape and truly appreciate your efforts.


Alan Stinnett