There are plenty of exercise misconceptions out in the world, some of which may be holding you back from your best body. Do the following exercise myths sound familiar?

1) Cardio is more effective for weight loss than weights.
For some reason women seem to love the idea that they will burn more fat by running on a treadmill than by lifting dumbbells. Sorry ladies, but cardio alone is never as effective as a routine that also includes resistance training. If your goal is weight loss, then make friends with some dumbbells.

2) If you exercise enough, then you can eat anything you want.
This myth makes me cringe, as you can never ‘’out exercise a bad diet’’ I’ve seen so many people throw away their hard-earned fitness results by overeating. Even if you exercise daily at an intense rate, your diet still matters. For best results, maintain a calorie-controlled diet filled with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

3) For optimal fat burn, exercise longer at a low intensity.
Wouldn’t it be nice if this one were true? Then instead of pushing it hard in the gym we could all simply go for a nice, long stroll to burn fat. Umm, usually if something sounds too good to be true that’s because it is too good to be true! Intensity matters when it comes to getting great results, so challenge yourself.