People believe all sorts of silly rules when it comes to fitness. As we’re about to take on a hundred or so new clients to our Warrior Tribe group body transformation program, we wanted to dispel a few fitness myth early.
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6- “Coffee is Bad For You”
Coffee before exercise provides energy and causes you to use a greater percentage of body fat as a fuel source. Plus it smells and tastes awesome. Now, if your habit makes crystal meth addiction look like a take-it-or-leave-it side interest, you should probably cut back. But a few cups a day is fine.
7- “Pilates and Yoga Give You Long, Lean Muscles”
Muscles attach to fixed points on bones. Making them “longer” would require a chainsaw and a lot of ibuprofen. These classes are a great adjunct to weight training, and they do tend to be populated by outlandishly attractive people, but don’t kid yourself they’ll turn you into Dhalsim from Street Fighter II.
8- “You Need to Cut Out Salt”
There are just so many other things that can kill you, especially if you live in Hackney, why deprive yourself of a bit of flavour? Provided you eat a diet of mainly whole, fresh foods and not processed rubbish (an admittedly big “if”), there is no point cutting out salt. Buy good quality stuff like Malden’s sea salt and season away.
9- “You Must Eat Breakfast”
Actually fasting for 16-20 hours once or twice a week will not only make you trimmer but improve your digestion and boost fat burning hormones. So Tony the Tiger can f**k off.
10- “Nutrition is Complicated”
Stick to foods that grew in the ground or used to be alive. Ever seen a pasta tree? No. So don’t eat it. Fish, meat, veg, nuts and fruit are all fair game. You’re now armed with enough knowledge to sort your diet out. That’ll be fifty quid please.
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