1. More sweating = more fat loss
Sweat has nothing to do with fat loss or the effectiveness of your workout. Sweating is your body's mechanism of regulating temperature.
2. It’s not a good workout unless you get DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
It is a common misconception that feeling sore is a sign that you've had an effective workout. However, DOMS is only really an indicator that you're trying something different that your body isn't used to. DOMS is not an indicator of the effectiveness of a training session.
3. Lifting weights will make women bulky
Becoming bulky as a woman has a lot to do with the nutrition behind your program. Becoming bulky is extremely difficult for women simply because they have a different hormone profile compared to men. Men have higher testosterone levels than women, and since women have significantly less of this hormone, they are less equipped at gaining muscle.
4. Training your core will get you visible abs
Working a particular area of your body will not equate to fat lost in that specific area. Core exercises make your core stronger, but they don’t burn fat around your abdomen. Unfortunately it will come down to each individual and your genetics as to where you hold fat and lose fat.
5. Lifting weights is bad for your joints
There is a misconception that lifting weights is bad for your joints, however, it is actually the opposite. Weightlifting is actually great for your joints as well as your muscles and bones. With proper technique. resistance training will strengthen the muscles surrounding your joints, making injury and strain less likely.
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