The 5 Most Commonly Believed Fitness Myths

There is so much information floating around about exercise, that it’s sometimes hard to decipher fact from myth.
And unfortunately for many of us, hearing is believing.

MYTH #1: YOU SHOULD STRETCH BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT

“Stretching has historically been prescribed for tight muscles as a way to get the body to relax but recently the fitness industry has discovered that stretching a ‘cold’ body could have negative impacts,” adds Vanessa Huffman, Director of Teacher Training for Club Pilates.
“Research has shown that when people are forcing their cool muscles to relax by overextending, it creates a surge of Glucocorticoids (stress hormones) that flood the body, which is the opposite reaction expected from people trying to relax a stiffened area.”

 

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