Fitness Myths That Just Won’t Die

by Ryan Halvorson on Feb 05, 2013

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2

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About the Author

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the associate editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association; a Performance Specialist at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, CA; a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect and the creator of www...


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  • Adrienne Vose with Move More Fitness, LLC

    An awesome article for us trainers to give to our clients!
    Commented Jan 01, 2014
  • Carine Bestenheider

    1. Exercise will use up energy while you are actually moving and will also increase your resting metabolic rate. 2. High Intensity exercise will burn more calories and thus more fat than low intensity exercise. 3. The longer the duration of exercise, the greater the number of calories used. 4. There is no possible way to “spot reduce” fat. Fat is fluid in nature and is in a constant state of change. Working the muscle underneath an area of fat deposit has no relationship to the use of the fat from that area.
    Commented Dec 30, 2013
  • Jeanette Soloma Hale

    Fun way to help communicate basic Fitness Myths! Thanks Idea!
    Commented Dec 29, 2013
  • Mac Dodds

    I love the fitness myths. They seem silly to me but I know, many people are surprised by them.
    Commented Apr 23, 2013
  • Mac Dodds

    I love the fitness myths. They seem silly to me but I know, many people are surprised by them.
    Commented Apr 23, 2013

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