Myth: Cardio is Enough to Keep Fat Levels in Check

If you are looking to lose weight, which exercise is better- cardio or weights? Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T., says “It depends.” Donavanik explains that if you are simply battling your scale, then cardio is the way to go. You expect to see big fluctuation in body-weight simply because no muscle acquisition is taking place.

Myth: Strength Training Makes Women Bulky

This is the number one weight training myth that just will not die. Most women are afraid to lift heavy weights because they don’t want to walk around looking like bodybuilders.