In recent years, it is observed that massive rise in the number of people trying out new and exciting workout forms. Cross fit, Functional Training, Aerial Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, MMA and kickboxing have taken the city by storm, and how! You walk down the road at any point of the day and you will find someone dressed in workout wear, ready to work it. But as more and more people are taking to fitness, it’s becoming increasingly important to debunk certain counter-productive myths. Can you imagine not seeing the rewards of your workouts only because you’ve been taking the wrong advice or not nourishing your body well? To get the most out of your hard work, you need to gather the right information before you hit the ground running. And we’re here to help you do just that.
MYTH 1 PROTEINS ARE JUST FOR PROS
Proteins are most important element, requirement for healthy life. Proteins not only help to repair internal or external damage, they also support the immune system and contribute to an overall feeling of wellbeing. The average human body should consume a daily fix on 1.4 grams of protein for every kilogram of its weight. If you’re exercising, or even just have an active action-packed lifestyle, the best nutrients to consume after a workout or excess activity, is a mix of carbohydrates and protein. The ratio of carbohydrates to protein should be approximately 3:1 or 4:1. This combination of carbohydrates to protein helps the body resynthesize muscle glycogen more efficiently than carbohydrates alone.
MYTH 2 ENDURANCE ATHLETES DON’T REQUIRE PROTEIN DRINKS
Nutrition is undoubtedly the most important part of an athlete’s life along with training. But a lot of athletes tend to focus on carbohydrate intake and pay little to no attention to protein. We have similar protein requirements as bodybuilders, but the way in which our bodies use the protein differs. We require protein to repair existing muscle tissue that is frequently pass through constant wear and tear from day to day training.
MYTH 3 IT’S NECESSARY TO CARBO-LOAD THE NIGHT BEFORE A RACE
Carbo-loading the night before a race is a big myth. If you’re going to carbo-load, you really should be doing it throughout your training. In marathon expos, many people haven’t carbo-loaded properly. Runners train so hard and then arrive with a huge handicap. Proper carbo-loading won’t make you faster, but it will allow you to run your best. We all need post-workout proteins, but protein powders come with the tedious process of mixing and measuring. There are lot of products available, ready-to-drink health drinks that are perfect for urbanites who are fitness conscious. Get out and get fit!
MYTH 4 PROTEINS GIVE WOMEN MANLY MUSCLES
The way muscles develop in women are a function of female hormones. Proteins is not responsible for woman’s manly look, but will strengthen your body in countless ways.
MYTH 5 NONVEGETARIANS PEOPLE GET ENOUGH PROTEIN 9/10
Indians are protein deficient. Women need to consume at least 1 gram per kilogram of her bodyweight in protein so that her body to function at its full strength.