Exercise Mythbusters

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Exercise Mythbusters

Are you a victim of bad exercise information? Take this quiz to find out what is true and what is a myth!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You shouldn't eat before going to the gym.
    • A. 

      True, because working out on an empty stomach means you burn more fat.

    • B. 

      False, you should eat a light snack 1 to 3 hours prior to exercising.

    • C. 

      True, but you should eat right after exercising.

    • D. 

      False, you should always eat an enormous meal right before exercising.

  • 2. 
    Lifting weights will make women "body builder bulky."
    • A. 

      True, women can get just as muscular as men just by lifting weights.

    • B. 

      False, but it will make them feel bulky.

    • C. 

      False, women do not produce enough testosterone to become "body builder bulky."

    • D. 

      True, but only in the targeted areas.

  • 3. 
    You can eat as much healthy food as you want.
    • A. 

      True - who cares about portion sizes when it's good for you!

    • B. 

      False, you should eat 75% less.

    • C. 

      True, as long as half of what you eat are negative calorie foods.

    • D. 

      False, there are still calories in healthy foods, so be aware of portion size!

  • 4. 
    It is better to only eat a big lunch and dinner than eating smaller meals throughout the day.
    • A. 

      False, you should eat breakfast and eat small meals every 3 - 4 hours after that.

    • B. 

      True. You should try to skip breakfast because it's unnecessary calorie intake.

    • C. 

      False, you should eat a very small snack every hour.

    • D. 

      True, and eating past dinner time will make you fat.

  • 5. 
    Exercising will turn fat into muscle.
    • A. 

      True. You can transform your body fat into hard muscle with the right workout and diet.

    • B. 

      False. Fat and muscle are composed of two entirely different types of cells.

    • C. 

      True, but only when you're young.

    • D. 

      False, it's way too hard.

  • 6. 
    You shouldn't eat fat at all, ever.
    • A. 

      True. Eating any kind of fat will make you fat.

    • B. 

      False, saturated fat actually decreases risk of heart disease.

    • C. 

      True, all kinds of fat increase your risk for heart disease.

    • D. 

      False, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats lower risk for disease.

  • 7. 
    Calorie cutting is the best way to lose weight.
    • A. 

      False, if you exercise, you can eat as much as you want.

    • B. 

      True, calorie cutting should do the trick.

    • C. 

      False, you should combine exercising and a sensible diet with fewer calories.

    • D. 

      True, cutting calories will make you thinner and more toned.

  • 8. 
    To lose belly fat, all you have to do is crunches.
    • A. 

      True. Target belly fat with ab exercises and you'll lose it in no time.

    • B. 

      False, you need to create a workout with cardio and strength training elements to decrease your overall body fat.

    • C. 

      True, just do 100 crunches per day and you will lose it in one month.

    • D. 

      False, you only need to run or use the elliptical.

  • 9. 
    Stretching before a workout is important.
    • A. 

      False, stretching can make you more susceptible to injury.

    • B. 

      True, you will be seriously injured if you don't stretch first.

    • C. 

      False, your muscles stretch as you exercise.

    • D. 

      True, but you probably won't be injured.

  • 10. 
    If you didn't sweat, you didn't have a good workout.
    • A. 

      True, if you didn't sweat, you didn't burn any calories.

    • B. 

      False. If you're sweating a lot, it just means you're out of shape. The less you sweat, the more fit you are.

    • C. 

      True, sweating makes you lose weight.

    • D. 

      False. Sweating is merely your body's way of cooling itself and has nothing to do with a good or bad workout.

  • 11. 
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