Common Misconceptions in Weight Training
I will Get Too Big if I do too much Resistance Training
This one is very common, especially with women. In reality, you need to lift very very heavy weights for many years before you would gain any significant amount of muscle mass. Women do not have as much testosterone in their bodies as men, which is one of the main hormones that support muscle growth gains for mass.
I have to spend all day in the Gym to Get results from Resistance Training
To get effective results from any weight training program, you do not have to spend hours every day in the gym. In fact, too much time in the gym will give you less benefit instead of more benefit. You can gain fitness training results from a good quality balanced weight training program that lasts 30 to 45 minutes a day and repeating 3 to 4 times per week. If you are training for more than 2 hours at a time, you are getting diminishing returns on your training sessions and probably overtraining your body. Remember that muscle growth occurs when you are not fitness training, so rest and recovery of at least 24-48 hours is an important part of any weight training program for long term muscle development benefits.
All Weight Training at home programs or Weight Training at the gym programs are designed the same
There is no single Resistance Training Fitness program, that will work for everyone. Your Fitness Training routine should be specifically designed to meet your personal fitness and health goals. Be careful not to be persuaded into following a program that your friends swear by or that you read about in a magazine. After developing your Resistance Training program, you can continually make changes to adjust your Fitness Training to make it more creative and challenging to support those original fitness goals that you established when you first started your training.
Resistance Training will not help me lose any weight
When you commit to a solid Weight Training program, your metabolism will begin to increase over time and help you burn more calories. Resistance Training is an extremely important component in any weight loss program and along with a balanced meal plan
and a quality cardio fitness training program, you will benefit the most from a multi-supported Personal Fitness Training
Plan for the long haul. Most people attempt to lose weight by going on a calorie restrictive diet plan all by itself and whenever you do this to your body, you will initially lose weight, but you will be losing both body fat and body muscle in the process. A Good quality Resistance Training Plan will help you Burn Calories, Build Muscle, and Burn more Fat while maintaining your Muscle for Optimum Results long term.
I should perform all my stretching to warm up before my workouts
Stretching does not provide a proper warm-up before any Weight Training routine. To properly warm-up, you should perform at least 5-10 minutes of cardiovascular exercise to help slowly increase your heart rate and blood flow to your muscles. The best times to stretch your muscles are either in between your Resistance Training sets or at the end of your fitness workout when your muscles are warm and very flexible.