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The Gym Myth

The biggest myth in the fitness world is that having a lean muscular body takes more time to keep up with than the average person has. People also think that the more time you spend in the gym lifting weights, the better your results will be. Well guess what? These are common misconceptions and the truth is only a fraction of the results come from actually lifting weights which also means only a fraction of the time has to be spent in the gym.

Most of the gym time is wasted talking, psyching your self out, preparing to get going, taking breaks between sets, thinking about tomorrow's schedule, and checking out bodies of folks that are actually working. Actual, real work is only being done for about fifteen minutes total during a workout. Think about it, 3 sets of 10 reps can be performed in about 30 seconds and if you are performing 3 different exercises for each muscle group you can be in and out of the gym in no time. Take a stop watch and record the time that is actually spent doing work and the results will be astonishing.

Remember also only a fraction of the results come from lifting weights. Weight lifting will stimulate your muscles which will cause muscle growth, it will not burn fat. What's the use of having ridiculous muscles and keeping them hidden under a layer of fat? You can be able to throw 400lbs. over your head and still look like a fat slob. An important and commonly overlooked part of muscle definition is fat loss. These two components along with proper rest, nutrition, and cardio exercise will lead to the body that you have been dreaming about. They are all equally important and the results will be compromised if any of the components are neglected. Your muscles must recover from work, your body must be replenished with nutrients, you heart should be in a healthy state, and your mind should be rested in addition to burning fat and weight training.

There are no scientific facts that say the more time spent in the gym the better the results. It is quite the contrary especially if you are not doing anything while you are there. Science will tell you not to over work your body and to rest properly. Time your next workout and you will discover that a lot less time is spent working out than people are used to believing. The timing will blow you away and absolutely nobody will be able to say that they do not have the time to work out.

So don't make excuses as to why you do not have time to go to the gym, and don't lollygag while you are there and your will experience substantial results in no time.