GREENSBORO, NC -- 2WTK goes to the experts to get the skinny on fitness myths
#1 - You can exercises to spot reduce fatty areas.
FICTION. Personal Trainer Damian Fisher says, "I can tone the muscle but I cannot burn the fat from that specific area just by doing the exercise for that specific area." Damian adds, that doesn't mean you shouldn't do these hanging knees, crunches and sit-ups just don't be led to believe it will get ride of the fat.
So what is best way to lose fat?
#2 Aerobic exercise is the only way to lose weight.
FICTION. "Aerobic exercise is a great way to lose weight, you will increase your metabolism and burn more calories, however the best way is increase your lean body mass work your muscles with weights or high intensity circuits."
And last, is the secret to losing weight what order you do your workout? Damian says it depends on your goal. "If strength and muscle tone is your goal do a 5 minute warm up, stretch, do weight training and then your cardio last." He says you want to have the most energy and the best form for weight training. If you do cardio before weights, you might sacrifice that
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