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Myths About Getting in Shape

I have been working out for over 15 years now, my mom s a strong believer in exercise and she was the one that helped me get into the habit.

I first started jogging at the young age of 12, in my teens I worked out at my school gym and eventually in my twenties joined a gym in my neighborhood.

I have explored many different workouts such as strength training, CrossFit, and powerlifting, I like trying new things, my ultimate goal was to keep my body healthy while maintaining a sound mind.

A lot of women don’t like working out and find it hard to exercise, but if you can get into the habit you will be amazed at the benefits.

I like to help friends out especially when they have questions about certain exercises, lifting weights, and even taking certain supplements and sports-enhancing drugs.

Female Fitness model (C) Daniel Dickman 2008

When it comes to working out there are so many myths, and misconceptions especially when it comes to lifting weights and even taking steroids, I have experimented around and have like most people have made some mistakes but ultimately I have learned a lot, in this article I will share with you some of the most common myths and misconceptions about getting in shape.

The fitness industry can be misleading, most of us have seen fitness models that have bodies that seem almost impossible to achieve but it really isn’t that hard.

You don’t have to starve yourself

While a strict diet is important for transforming your body, you don’t have to starve yourself.  Yes if your goal is to star fitness model you will have to watch what you eat but this does not mean starving yourself.

Fitness models and female bodybuilders do eat a lot but they consume quality high protein foods.  Most fitness models and female bodybuilders maintain a high protein low carb diet, this allows them to maintain a lean and muscular body.

While most of the time fitness models eat healthily, they do eat some kind of cheat meal once and maybe even twice a week, this is the only way to maintain your sanity.  A cheat meal consists of your favorite food, this could be a hamburger or pizza.

It will take forever to get in shape

This all depends on the person, for starters you have to want to get into shape. If you don’t like to exercise it may seem eternal to achieve a hard body. Working out is not for everyone, however, if you have discipline and love working out most men and women can achieve their fitness goals quickly, in fact, many will begin to notice changes to their bodies within the first few weeks.

Working out is not for everyone but if you really want to transform your body exercise is the best way, forget about plastic surgeries exercise is the best way to achieve your fitness goals not only will you look better you will feel better.

Lifting weights will make you bulky

When we see many fitness models most of them have an incredibly hard and sculpted body, the vast majority of them lift weights. A lot of women think that lifting weights will make them big and bulky. This is not true, women believe that lifting weights will make them muscular-looking like men, what they don’t know is that women don’t produce enough testosterone.

Blond Female Bodybuilder

Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is abundant in men “not in women” which allows them to gain muscle, women produce small amounts of testosterone making it impossible for them to get big and bulky.

You are probably asking yourself, how do some women gain so much muscle and get so lean?

The only way women can achieve that kind of physique is by taking anabolic steroids.

You can only gain muscle with steroids

While it is true anabolic steroids can help men and women gain muscle, they are not a complete solution. For years there have been many misconceptions about the benefits of steroids, some think all they need to do is take a steroid injection or swallow a pill and they will immediately gain muscle and burn fat.

Anabolic steroids are a small contributing factor to muscle gain, in fact, any smart athlete will only use steroids in order to add the fine touches to their already fined tuned body.

It’s unfortunate that many women seek the use of anabolic steroids in order to transform their bodies, some women are under the impression that anabolic steroids are friendly and don’t cause side effects but they do.

Women can take steroids that don’t cause side effects

This is a common myth, some anabolic steroids claim to be female-friendly but this is not true, female-friendly steroids do not exist, when these are referred to as safe, they are not. These steroids are considered safe because if taken in low doses there tend to be fewer side effects.

Anabolic steroids even in low doses can cause side effects and some of them may not be reversible.

Common steroids used by women, some of the more common steroids used by women include Anavar, Winstrol, and Primobolan. In most situations Anavar seems to be the most sought-after steroid, its main function is to help increase athletic performance and reduce body fat.

Conclusion

There are a lot of myths about getting in shape, its important to know how true many of these are, what we recommend is that you do your own research, I’m sure you will find a few things we left out but hopefully, these basic myths will help you understand more about getting in shape exercise.