The Globe and Mail: Deconstructing ‘no pain, no gain’ and other fitness fables

Just because you have heard something a million times doesn’t make it correct. Sure, your family, friends, colleagues and fellow gym members might look like they know what they’re talking about, but that doesn’t mean you should blindly trust their advice.

I can’t tell you how many times I overhear conversations about fitness – at brunch, at parties and especially at the gym – that are so misguided I almost cringe. If you are buying into any of these five fitness myths, you might be unknowingly sabotaging your progress and putting yourself at risk of injury. READ MORE


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