In the fitness world, there are lots of urban legends you’d hear in the gym locker room.
Statements like, “I don’t want to eat sinigang or sisig because ingesting pork fat will make me fat!” or “I stay away from those heavy weights because I don’t want to look like a She-Hulk”
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An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true. As with all folklore and mythology, the designation suggests nothing about the story’s veracity, but merely that it is in circulation, exhibits variation over time, and carries some significance that motivates the community in preserving and propagating it.
As we embrace the fitness lifestyle, it is our responsibility to question these statements and find out for ourselves if these are categorized as what we all know as “fitness” urban legends.
Below are some of the Fact vs Myth statement that I stumbled upon and would like to share with you.
Please feel free to add some more.
Myth: High – carbohydrate, low fat diets works best.
Fact: People are becoming fat from carb overdose.
Myth: If you exercise, it doesn’t matter what you eat.
Fact: If you exercise, it matters even more what you eat!