Fact or Myth? Am I too old to workout?
Fact. As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and it is imperative to maintain a quality resistance program to
prevent this from occurring.
Fact or Myth? The less I eat, the better looking I will become?
Myth. All this does it rob yourself of essential foods which contain nutrients for everyday function. Spacing
smaller portioned meals out throughout the day will keep your metabolism (rate at which you burn fat) high and
give you the proper energy you need to workout and perform daily tasks.
Fact or Myth? Will morning crunches tighten up the midsection and make me lose weight?
Both. This is tricky. Performing crunches will tighten your muscles like you would your chest. This is essential
for good core strength, however, you cannot spot reduce fat. The act of raising your heart rate will cause some
calories to burn off, but try going out for a jog or shootin some hoop to lose the pounds.
Fact or Myth? Women who workout with weights will get big and bulky.
Myth. Women need to workout with weights just as men do. Men also have about 10 times higher testosterone
level than women do and therefore will NOT get bulky unless that person is training extremely heavy and taking
Fact or Myth? Seniors who resistance train are less likely to fall and fracture something.
Fact. Muscle can be built at any age and given the fact that our muscle move our joints as well as stabilize,
the answer to this question is "Hell Yea!!!"
Fact or Myth? Can my younger son or daughter endure a fitness regimen at Rossano?
Fact. Our youth need to be working out to prevent obesity in the future. It is important, however, to know that
they mustn't utilize single joint movements that may stunt their growth plates until about 16. Prior to that, multi joint
movements, which distribute the weight, and sports is recommended.
Fact or Myth? I should only eat protein?
Myth. You should be eating a little fat, protein, and carbohydrate for every meal. Carbs are more than just breads,
they are vegetables, grains...anything that comes from the ground basically. If you ate a salad for dinner, you ate carbs,
just a more complex carbohydrate than, say, Wonder Bread. So, the answer is to balance all 3 because they ALL are
essential for a healthy YOU!
Fact or Myth? Running at super fast speeds up a hill will make me lose weight?
Myth. On the contrary, this explosive movement will increase muscle size and work the heart like you were working your chest. So bottom line is if you want to burn fat, keep your heart rate at a point that you can talk or sing to yourself with total exhaustion.
Fact or Myth? Is drinking water good for me?
Fact. Yes, drinking at least 64 oz or half gallon daily will help with your complexion and aid in digestion and keeping your weight controlled. Your body is about 67% water so drink up and sip some about 30 minutes prior to exercise to prehydrate.
Fact or Myth? Does trying out multiple forms of exercise help my body?
Fact. Confusing the muscle is key. When you develop a tolerance for something, its effects begin to diminish. By switching your gym routine up a bit and/or introducing another form of exercise, you will notice a huge difference!
Fact or Myth? Diet is everything.
Myth. Moderating your entire life is everything. Looking and feeling your best does not solely lye in the hands of proper diet. While that will help you to lose pounds, you need to incorporate resistance training and aerobics to tighten and firm or you will become "skinny fat".
Fact or Myth? Cross fit training is for everyone?
Myth. This form of physical activity was designed for in shape individuals in the military. It is a form of exercise which utilizes circuit training and a lot of repetitions in a period of time. If done improperly, it may cause injury and someone who has experienced a recent injury or surgery or is increasing in age, should really avoid this type of activity.
Fact or Myth? I shouldn't eat anything before a workout?
Myth. This is the worst thing you can do. Before a short workout bout, the body needs simple carbohydrates and fats like white rice and peanut butter. For longer bouts like running or over 1hour sessions, the body needs more complex carbohydrates and fats like brown rice, multi grain toast, and peanut butter.
Fact of Myth? There is only one way to train with weights and that's heavy.
Myth. Free weights and machines are simply tools through which an individual can shape his/her body. There is a time and a place for heavy lifts as well as lighter ones with more repetitions. A qualified trainer will be able to prescribe the right exercises for their clients.