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Some Myths and Truths About Exercise

Myth warming up is not must before fitness training

Truth:- warming up is usually performed to do an activity in most refined and efficient way. It is a short term activity and it is done prior to training. It helps the person to prepare physically, mentally and physiologically for any type of training. It is necessary to prepare those muscles which are involved in a specific training. If proper warming up is done, muscles become ready to respond efficiently. It is a process in which muscles are warmed up running, jogging and taking some free hand exercises prior the training. The preparation before training is called warming up.

Myth limbering down is must after fitness training

Truth:- cooling down/limbering down is also called warming down. To bring the body in normal state after any training called cooling down. Cooling down allows the body to transit gradually from exceptional state to resting or near resting state. In fact, cooling down is a necessary activity after training. It involves a specific procedure to bring the body to a normal position.

After any workout of training, we should not stop the movements of our body immediately. For appropriate cooling down we should perform jogging as well as walking. This will help in decreasing the body temperature and removing the waste products from the working muscles.

Myth rest and recovery is not necessary between exercise

Truth:- we are well aware of this fact that the body regenerates during rest and becomes better and stronger than before. So, the training programme should be made proper rest and interval between training activities.

Myth new exercises give the body pain, and then we leave exercise

Truth:-Adaptation is necessary for body. Adaptation is the process of long term adjustment to a specific stimulus. In fact adaptation refers to your body’s physiological response to training. When you do new exercises or load your body in a different way, your body reacts by increasing its ability to cope with that new load. It generally takes four to six weeks for your body to adapt a new exercise method.

Myth variety of exercise makes the person tired

Truth:- training is long term process and load and recovery can become boring for both trainer and trainee. So a successful trainer should plan variety into the training programme to maintain the interest and motivation of the trainee. Sometimes change and variety may be done by changing the nature of exercise, time of the day of the session, training group and the environment.

Myth too long interval between exercises makes the person active and energetic

Truth:- the exercises should be continuing in process. There should not be any long break. It should be regular phenomenon. In fact, there should not be a long period of inactivity. It has been observed that discontinuity of training reduce the interest and physiological capacities of the person. Along this, the interval between two training session should be maximum but not too long.

Myth anybody can do all type of exercises easily

Truth:- every person is different due to individual differences. Each person response to exercise or load will definitely vary. So a training programme should be modified to take individual differences into the following considerations:

• Large muscles heal slower than smaller muscles.
• Fast twitch muscles fibres recovers quicker than slow twitch muscles fibres.
• Women generally require more recovery time than man.
• Fast explosive movements require more recovery time than slow movements.

These are some myths and truths about exercises. There is lot of fitness thoughts, some are reliable and some are not. Through these myths and truths helps to keep you healthy, fit, injury free and on the way of achieving fitness goals.…

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