If you’re getting into the world of bodybuilding, then you have many things you’re trying to work through.
How do you know which pieces of advice are valid and which need to be totally ignored?
In this article, we will explore the top 10 bodybuilding myths and explain why this information is invalid and should be disregarded for more solid advice.
You Have to Train Until Your Body Fails You
One of the biggest myths out there is that you have to train and train until your body decides you can’t do it anymore. You may feel like you’re going to collapse.
Not only does this not help your cause, but it can harm your body and make it harder for you actually to be able to train at any point in time.
You May Not Have to Split Up Your Routine as Much as You Think That You Do
Many people who are into the world of bodybuilding swear by the routine of “arms on Monday, legs on Tuesday, etc., etc.” The truth is, that isn’t going to do what you want it to do.
You need to have a more well-rounded routine if you’re going to see a difference in all the different parts of your body.
While you can focus some effort on parts of your body, make sure you’re focusing on each part every day that you’re working out.
If You’re Not Careful, That Muscle Will Turn into Fat
Now, will you start to lose your muscle and gain fat? Absolutely, but it doesn’t actually “turn into” fat the way that we think it does. Muscle and fat are not even the same type of tissue, so there’s no possible way that this can happen.
Supplements Will Make Your Muscles Grow Much Larger
Some people think that supplements will make your muscles grow without a lot of effort on your part.
Supplements alone will not do this for you – the supplements can help your body to develop muscle a lot better than it would have otherwise – they aren’t doing the majority of the work. Your workouts will provide the base you need to see progress.
Your Muscles Will Grow Without Supplements
This may sound the opposite of what we just said, but it’s not. Some people believe that they will see progress even if they don’t take supplements, but if your body doesn’t have something to build upon and use when doing your workouts, then you won’t see as much progress as you would otherwise.
You Don’t Have to Change Your Diet at All to See Progress
Some people will try bodybuilding without making any modifications to their current diet. This isn’t going to help you much at all – instead, it’s going to make it a lot more difficult for you to see the results you’re trying to achieve.
You will have to boost the amount of protein (and food in general) you’re getting. You will also have to reduce fats and get rid of things like alcohol that will make it harder for you to gain muscle mass. Adjust your diet accordingly.
Your Instincts Will Tell You How You Need to Train
This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make with fitness in general. People say they have “instincts” that will give them an idea of how they should put together their fitness routine.
But what happens if your instincts aren’t telling you anything? And what if they’re telling you to quit? It’s much better to have a routine with a trusted trainer to ensure you aren’t missing out on anything.
“Target Training” Will Help to Get Rid of Those Trouble Areas
There isn’t such a thing as “target training.” Yes, you can try to get fat off of your stomach by doing additional sit-ups, but it will affect more of your body than you think it will.
So, as we mentioned above, you’re just going to want to put together a more well-rounded workout that will see results all over your body instead of just putting all of your efforts into one little spot in your body.
Everything That You Read Online Has to Be Truthful
This is just an error that people make in general. You know that not everything you read will be the truth when you’re reading it.
There are many things that people put online that don’t have any truth to them, and you want to make sure that you don’t take everything you are doing at face value.
That being said, you should compare and contrast things being done and said – if you do that, you will have a better chance of finding the truth and figuring out precisely what is right and wrong when you’re taking care of your bodybuilding routine.
You Have to Spend a Lot of Money to Be Successful in Bodybuilding
Some people believe they have to break the bank to be successful in bodybuilding. You don’t need the latest and greatest – you need to create a routine and work toward it yourself.
That way, you know what you’re taking care of and doing it on a budget that is helpful to you and your needs.
As you can see, there are a lot of myths that you have to work through to ensure that you are getting the right advice about bodybuilding.
If you want to learn more about these myths and how to fight them, look around at our other articles to get a better idea of how things work.