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4 Exercise Myths That Won't Go Away

Posted by Eva on May 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM

A very dear client of mine (She is over 45 and looks fabulous!) recently started gaining weight…

We have been working together for over a year. Durung this time she reduced her body-fat from from 29% to 24% and dropped about 2 sizes.

I contribute her recent weight (and body-fat) gain to the stress and overall lifestyle change (including not having time for personal training) of getting a new job; she has also fallen back to her old patterns of “cardio-only” and she doesn’t want to do weights because "that will make her bulky".

We have reviewed her measurement records and programs. She realizes the success she had, and she will pick up the dumbbells again.

The following article is from American Council on Exercise: 4 Exercise Myths That Won’t Go Away

by Beth Shepard, M.S., ACE-CPT, ACSM-RCEP, Wellcoaches Certified Wellness Coach


  • ACE Personal Trainer Manual, 4th Edition, American Council on Exercise, 2010, pp. 380-386
  • Beckett J,, Effects of Static Stretching on Repeated Sprint and Change of Direction Performance, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 41(2):444-450, February 2009
  • Nieman D, You Asked For It, ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: July/August 2008 – Vol. 12/No. 4
  • Westcott W, ACSM Strength Training Guidelines – Role in Body Composition and Health Enhancement, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, July/August 2009 - Vol. 13/No.4, 



Categories: Fitness, Weight Loss

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