8 stubborn workout myths that you need to stop trusting

//8 stubborn workout myths that you need to stop trusting
TNN | January 18, 2017
Things you got wrong about workout

1/9Things you got wrong about workout
It is rare that a sedentary lifestyle and a fit body go hand in hand. What’s more? Different trainers in different gyms tell us things that are contradictory in nature, leaving us in a quandary. What to do first – cardio or weights? Should women do weights or not? These are questions often unanswered. So, here we bring to you some prevalent myths about working out we all need to forget.
MYTH 1: Electrolytes are required after every workout

2/9MYTH 1: Electrolytes are required after every workout
FACT: This totally depends on the duration and intensity of your workout. If your workout is not intense then instead of consuming electrolytes, have coconut water. There are some electrolyte-pumped energy drinks with extra sugar in them, which can actually slow down the fat-burning process. So, if your workout plan demands electrolytes, then check for sugar content in them.
MYTH 2: Cardio comes first

3/9MYTH 2: Cardio comes first
FACT: Running or performing cardio exercises reduces glycogen levels, which prevents the body from hard and vigorous work-out sessions. Before cardio, weight training should be done as this will increase testosterone and cortisol levels that are beneficial for intense work-out. People who cannot perform weights and cardio in separate sessions should definitely do weights first to gain more strength and power. However, there are certain exceptions where cardio can be performed before weights. For instance, for older individuals, who need a proper warm up, performing 10 to 20 minutes of cardio activity before strength can be rational. Also, if your fitness goal is to increase endurance, then doing cardio before weight is suggested.
MYTH 3. Squats are bad for your knees

4/9MYTH 3. Squats are bad for your knees
FACT: Experts say that full squats are actually good for your knees if done in a proper posture. Squatting knees over the toes, butt to the floor, hamstrings casing calves, chest up is the most effective way to squat. Unless you are suffering from any knee injury or have been diagnosed with joint diseases, a few tips from your fitness expert can actually prevent knee pain through squatting. But if your knee still hurts, then focus more on non-weight bearing moves to isolate muscles that support the knee joints.
MYTH 4. Flat footed people cannot run fast

5/9MYTH 4. Flat footed people cannot run fast
FACT: The biggest problem with flat footed people is over-pronation, a stride where the ankle rolls inward during each step. Undoubtedly, flat footed people face difficulty in running fast but once they know the technique to run properly, they can run as fast as any person with arched feet. Alan Webb, Steve Plasencia, and Haile Gebrselassie are some famous athletes and Olympic gold medalists with flat foot!
MYTH 5. Weight training makes women bulky

6/9MYTH 5. Weight training makes women bulky
FACT: Before discussing this point, it is required to know that bulky here means gaining excessive muscle mass. Weight training exercises don’t make women bulky, rather they make their body strong and healthy. Weight training exercises can make men gain more muscle mass than women as they have different hormones. But, remember if you are on steroids, then muscle mass tends to increase. To be bulky and manly you need a lot of testosterone. Unless you are not injecting any steroids, you need not worry.
MYTH 6. Men can’t gain muscle after 40

7/9MYTH 6. Men can’t gain muscle after 40
FACT: It is little harder because of the age factor, but one can gain muscle mass even after the age of 40. You need to follow the right type of training, should eat right with a regular fitness plan. Your body becomes creaky, and power starts to dip so it is important to make a few changes to your lifestyle to get desired muscle mass.
MYTH 7. High protein diet is bad for your kidney

8/9MYTH 7. High protein diet is bad for your kidney
FACT: Mostly, people who have regular workout regime are instructed to have protein rich diet. Proteins are beneficial for kidneys as they help them to function properly. High-protein diets don’t cause any harm to people who are healthy and active but people with unhealthy kidneys should always be cautious. Along with the protein intake, keep yourself well hydrated.
MYTH 8. There is no point of workout if you can’t exercise hard

9/9MYTH 8. There is no point of workout if you can’t exercise hard
FACT: Exercising is important than working out hard. Researchers have found that even a moderate work out is beneficial to reduce several diseases like heart-attacks and strokes.

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7 penis size myths you need to debunk

TNN | January 17, 2017
The right penis size: Myths and Facts

1/8The right penis size: Myths and Facts
52 per cent want it longer, 34 per cent want it thicker – or so says a survey conducted by a health website. Wanting a bigger penis size is like wanting a Ferrari – there’s hardly anyone who wouldn’t want it. Men always obsess over the answer to this one question in their lives – Are they big enough? But it is time we break it to them that the size of their willy may not matter so much. You got to clear the fusty air by stopping to believe the following set of myths about the right penis size.
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MYTH: The bigger the penis, the better it gets

2/8MYTH: The bigger the penis, the better it gets
A lot of men believe that the bigger their manhood, the more they will satisfy their women. They need to know that for most women, there are many things that come before a penis size. Or in fact, penis size may not even make to the list of their considerations. In fact, many women relate bigger penises to a painful intercourse. This was also reported by a 2014 study of women in a village in Kenya, who would cheat on their well-endowed men due to pain caused during the intercourse.
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MYTH: Big penis only means more pleasure

3/8MYTH: Big penis only means more pleasure
On the contrary, a big penis may mean pain. Having a well-endowed penis is not so simple and there actually exist guides on how to date a guy who is big down there. A large penis needs more preparation and carefulness. And this has led to the urban slang that a lot of women use as their priority penis size – Boyfriend penis. This refers to a penis that is an average length but not an extraordinary size.
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MYTH: A penis can never be too big for a vagina

4/8MYTH: A penis can never be too big for a vagina
Size can in fact be a compatibility issue – your size and her vagina may not always bond well. Generally, most vaginas can accommodate sizes of different lengths and widths but there are cases when it can become too big for her, though the reasons are mostly rectifiable. Her vagina could be dehydrated or she may not be aroused enough, so make sure that such conditions do not hamper your chemistry.
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MYTH: Sex is only about penetration

5/8MYTH: Sex is only about penetration
Most of the nerve endings in female genital region are on the outside than the inside. A study revealed that among sexually experienced women, close to two-third reported that a longer penis either did not affect their reaching orgasm at all, or it made it more difficult for them to climax. But, it still remains important for a third of