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      Exercise Myth 1 - she's pulling on her neck and her low back is not supported.  Picture #2 is a pilates exercise - you are lengthening the core muscles while strengthening them as well as keeping the low back down and supported.  As long as you push your abdominals muscle tight into the floor and your low back doesn't arch, you will see the most significant benefit from these exercises. Also, any exercise where you're working on balance will rec...
Posted on 2018-12-11
Exercise Myth #3 Stretch before you workout to prevent injuries... mostly myth Stretching a cold muscle especially if you're outside in cold weather can often do more harm than good. A better approach is to warm up for a mininum of 5 minutes. A good warmup technique is starting gradually like walking or riding a recumbant bike on light resistance to prepare your body for more vigorous exercise. Many recent studies show that you don't even need to stretch before exercise as long as you're w...
Posted on 2018-12-04
Using big shiny gym machines is the best way to tone your body - Myth They sure look nice but one of the best features is to use the chair to sit and catch your breath! The problem:  The machines actually alter the natural body mechanics of the body, restricting your range of motion.   This severely limits your ability to fully activate all of your muscle fibers, which means less fat burning and less muscle toning. Worse yet... if you don't know which machine works whi...
Posted on 2018-11-26
Exercise Myth #1 - Doing long bouts of cardio exercise for weight loss If you've been doing cardio workouts to try and slim down, you may be feeling defeated.  (like jogging or walking on treadmill)  You might be surprised to know that this form of exercise actually produces a stress hormone called cortisol.  Cortisol causes weight gain and makes it more difficult to burn off stubborn belly fat  That's why no matter how much cardio you do, you can't seem to raise your m...
Posted on 2018-11-20