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Gold's Gym Debunks America's Most Common Fitness Myths
Date:7/13/2009

DALLAS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ --As Americans hit the gym this summer to continue to tone up for the beach, Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, is exposing some of the most common myths about getting in shape and offering the must have nutrition and fitness facts to help everyone reach their individual goals. From muscle soreness after a workout, to the timeless argument of running on a treadmill versus running outside, the fitness experts at Gold's Gym have put together a list of the top myths surrounding diet, exercise and fitness to help Americans maximize their gym experience.

"There is so much conflicting information about how to get in shape that it's no wonder people can get confused," said Robert Reames, Personal Training and Obesity expert of the Gold's Gym Fitness Institute. "We want to give Americans the clear cut answers to these common myths so that they can focus on reaching their goals and achieving lasting results."

Reames has identified the seven most common gym myths, and reveals the truth behind these misperceptions. Gold's Gym is also facilitating a discussion on these and other gym myths on its national Facebook page at www.facebook.com/goldsgym.

  • MYTH #1: 1,000 crunches a day will guarantee you a six-pack.

FACT: There is no such thing as "spot reduction," but there is such a thing as spot conditioning. Muscles can be conditioned by training and focusing on them, but without burning the fat covering your abdomen, you'll never get that washboard stomach.

  • MYTH #2: It's only a good workout if you're sore the next day.

FACT: Soreness is related to a number of factors, none of which directly correlate
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