Myth #1: You already have to be in shape to work out at the gym.
Everyone has started from scratch, so in order to get the results that you want, just take the leap of faith and get going. It takes courage to put yourself out there but it is well worth it. Ask yourself where do you want to be a year, five years, ten years from now and what you want your health to be like? This question should give you some clarity; start now.
Myth #2: Everyone is staring at me
Greg says this is a concern almost everyone has, including the ones who are in shape. So if you think about it, if everyone feels this way that means no one is really looking at you because they are too concerned about people looking at them.
Myth #3: Weight training is for men and body builders
Weight training is not only for men; it can be extremely beneficial to women as well. Weight training is often viewed as only for bodybuilders or people who want to get massive muscles, but weight training is a core fundamental in overall health. It is crucial to make sure your muscles are strong especially as you age.
Myth #4: Weight lifting will get me bulky looking
Lifting weights does not automatically "bulk" you up. If it was that easy, there would be no steroids or muscle building supplement industry. The only way to bulk up is by intentionally trying to bulk up. The way you do that is by your nutrition, rest, and how much cardio exercise you do.
Myth #5: You can stick with a routine forever
There is no such thing as a special routine. Your body will plateau if you keep doing the same things over and over again, and once you plateau, historically, people quit because they are frustrated with not getting any results. A rule of thumb, switch up your workout routine every few weeks to maximize your results.
Greg has just written a book called "Body Fit: A Beginner's Guide to Fitness". You can find it on Amazon or at The GYM at City Creek.