Fitness Tips that are just BS

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  • Mother_Superior
    Mother_Superior Posts: 1,624 Member
    -that there are good carbs and bad carbs
    -clean foods
    -eating carbs after 6:53pm
    -eating 14 meals/day every 63 mins.
    -detoxic
    -fish thins the skin

    so many out there, don't even know where to start

    zip stole all my answers

    ETA: Not really, it's just easier to glom onto a post by someone who pretty obviously knows what they're talking about than it is to come up with a well-informed, truthful opinion of my own. *nods* true story
  • You have to poop at least twice a day to get rid of all the toxins...
  • randomtai
    randomtai Posts: 9,003 Member
    Just about everything on MFP posted by people who have lost all of 5 lbs or less and/or have no profile picture. :laugh: :wink:
  • meshashesha2012
    meshashesha2012 Posts: 8,326 Member
    - anything remotely suggesting the possibility of certain exercises resulting in spot reduction of fat
    - that if you have a lot of weight to lose, if you lift anything over 10 pounds then you'll get bigger
    - that you dont have to watch what you eat as long as you exercise
    - doing full squats are bad for your knees if you have otherwise healthy knees
    - it's easy t burn 1000+ calories for an hour on the elliptical
    - everyone can and should do HIIT, regardless of fitness level
  • morehealthymatt
    morehealthymatt Posts: 208 Member
    Ahhh...you're probably just pregnant.
  • _TastySnoBalls_
    _TastySnoBalls_ Posts: 1,298 Member
    I saw this comment from someone on my FL:

    You have to eat every 2-3 hrs to burn fat

    :huh:
  • whitebalance
    whitebalance Posts: 1,655 Member
    Having angry sex with your instructor is the same as being on the cross trainer

    Wait, this isn't true?

    Oh.
    Does having angry sex with your instructor on the cross trainer count?
    Um... for science....
  • lilawolf
    lilawolf Posts: 1,690 Member
    My mom told me that I could weight train my upper body, but that I would get "thunder thighs" if I did lower body weights. I had a someone else say that that was not true, but using the stair master was enough for lower body. FML. I actually believed this until a couple of years ago.

    Eat 100% clean or you won't lose tummy fat
    Do crunches to get rid of tummy fat (spot reduce)
    Use this cream/pill/powder/supplement/whatever to lose weight without watching what you eat
    The lower the fat the better
    Use lighter weights and more reps
    You need cardio to lose weight
    Don't lift heavy or you will get bulky
    Don't eat x or you will get fat
    You can't drink alcohol or your metabolism will go on vacation and you can't lose weight
    Walking doesn't count as exercise
    Eat "superfoods" or die/get cancer/have limbs fall off/go blind
    Eat every 2 hours
    Eat 1200 calories
    Start your day with cold water or your metabolism won't start
    Listen to Dr Oz
  • QuietBloom
    QuietBloom Posts: 5,413 Member
    Just about everything on MFP posted by people who have lost all of 5 lbs or less and/or have no profile picture. :laugh: :wink:

    Oh, rly?
  • vtmoon
    vtmoon Posts: 3,436 Member
    Lifting with machines is the same as free weights!
  • randomtai
    randomtai Posts: 9,003 Member
    Just about everything on MFP posted by people who have lost all of 5 lbs or less and/or have no profile picture. :laugh: :wink:

    Oh, rly?

    no--not-rly.jpg
  • brandierich
    brandierich Posts: 1,087
    Having angry sex with your instructor is the same as being on the cross trainer
    hahahahaha!!!!!!!!
  • FancyPantsFran
    FancyPantsFran Posts: 3,687 Member
    Eating donuts wrapped in bacon will make you fat...yeah right. False
  • Kevalicious99
    Kevalicious99 Posts: 1,131 Member
    Sorry I have nothing .. you guys took all the good ones. In for the entertainment value.
  • JessStallone
    JessStallone Posts: 4 Member
    Technically, if the tea has caffeine then it will work as a diuretic. If it's caffeine-free tea then it will act the same as water.
  • dnamouse
    dnamouse Posts: 612 Member
    According to a friend's personal trainer, "Women can't do real pull-ups"

    So... those pull-ups I've been working damn hard on being able to do.... they're just an illusion, k?

    Kinda glad I didn't sign up for that group fitness class...
  • xscat
    xscat Posts: 80 Member
    My dad told me I have been "killing myself and doing serious damage" because I run 5-6 miles a day for 5 days each week....

    But I think he's just jealous cuz he can only run about 2 XD

    Oh and did I mention when I was growing up he "educated" me that anything with ridiculously high calories is healthy and nutritious? He absolutely thought calories and fat were essential for a growing teenager so I was required to eat 2 eggs a day (my highest record was 8, yeah baby) and a large sized McDonald combo with regular soda and extra chicken nuggets every two weeks or so. For example pizzas, Big Macs, fries, etc... Every time I told him I had such and such for lunch at school he'd ask me "how many calories of nutrition was that?"

    And "being fit is 100% genetic. You are being stupid for trying to control your weight cuz you never need to."

    LOL