Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie

This would explain why after two years going to a gym pretty religiously, I lost hardly an ounce. To make matters worse, I stopped going for a year because of a sore shoulder, and during that time, I pretty much ate and drank what I wanted and did very little exercise, and gained maybe a pound. Maybe.

This article couldn’t be more timely…


You’ve seen it a hundred times — the same thing I saw upon walking into my first brand-name franchise gym: roughly 5 percent taken up by free weights; 5 percent by stretching areas; 50 percent by cardio machines; 50 percent by weight machines. Any reasonable person might conclude that cardio and weight machines are the best gear for getting fit. they’re not. Nobody thinks they are — not even the people who make them or the gym owners who buy them.

via Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie | Men’s Journal.