Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
On March 12, fitness expert Lorna Kleidman comments on a recent article from Yahoo! Fitness that describes some of the most common myths in the fitness world. Kleidman says she has seen her fair share of false information during her years training people with kettlebell exercises.
The article reports that one of the biggest myths among women is that weightlifting will make them big and bulky, while they are looking to get slim and lean. This leads them to only stick to cardio exercises, when according to the article they should really be lifting as well. While muscle does weigh more than fat, it’s important to remember that it’s also more compact.
“You should be thinking about getting in shape, not just losing weight,” says Kleidman. “There’s a big difference.”
In the article, fitness manager Jennifer Burke added that another misconception is that lower-intensity exercise such as the fat-burning setting on most cardio machines is better for burning calories. Not true, says the article: you will burn much more fat if set the machine to a higher intensity. The article reports that the CDC's rule of thumb is that one minute of vigorous-intensity activity is about the same as two minutes of moderate-intensity activity.
Another myth is that you should focus fat-burning efforts on a specific area of your body through cardio. This can only be done with resistance training, according to the article; cardio will burn fat all over your body. "When I wanted to reduce my stomach, I had to do an all-over conditioning program to get that fat tissue to shrink," said a South Carolina-based fitness instructor. "Cardio will burn the fat over all. After that, you can work on sculpting an area with resistance training."
“Kettlebells burn fat throughout your entire body; I designed my program to combine resistance training and cardio to offer the best of both,” comments Lorna Kleidman, a kettlebell expert. “Kettlebell exercises engage the whole body and every aspect of fitness. That’s why they’re my
preferred fitness tool.”
“Not exercising correctly will not only minimize your results, but can even lead to injury. Anyone who is looking to get in shape – whether you’re a veteran gym-goer or just starting out – should be aware of these fitness myths,” says Kleidman. “Another important myth that many exercise novices subscribe to is the idea that it's essential to exercise every day, this just isn’t necessary when working with the bells. People see tremendous results with a program of 4 or 5 sessions per week.”
Lorna Kleidman is a three-time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovative methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.