The fitness world is filled with all kinds of myths, half-truths and conflicting information. And this causes a lot of confusion for people, as well as misdirecting them into doing things that are not only ineffective but, in some cases, can be positively harmful.
So in this article, I’ll take a look at 10 of the most common strength training myths that just won’t go away, so you’ll be able to separate fact from fiction and structure your training in a more sensible and productive way as a result.
Myth 1: Lifting Light Weights for High Reps Will Tone and Define Your Muscles
The idea that training with light weights will somehow “tone” or define your muscles is nonsense. You get muscle definition by losing the excess fat that is covering them. And you can’t spot reduce, so the only way you can do that is to create a calorie deficit by eating less and/or doing more cardiovascular training. Continue Reading →