The gym is somewhere you can go to just forget for an hour what you do for a living, what you are doing on a daily basis.You just turn up and get on with it. Gym is not only for fat or either too skinny, It’s a place where any person can go regardless of age, orientation etc. This reading is concern regarding the myths that are paraphrased many a times but are just not true regarding gym.
We will be working over the series of these myths.
First for this series is: AGE and HEIGHT
Many a times, People are concerned for the correct age to join the gym.
No one should hit the gym at the youngest age !!
Gym is not meant for kids!!! Etc. etc.
Exercise is the natural movement of limbs and trunk right from the first month of life. If there is no age to start walking, cycling, swimming, running in among children then why there is age limit to start gym. For eg., Arnold Schwarzenegger started his bodybuilding career at the age of 15 and won the title of Mr universe at the age of 20. So that’s not a problem at all. However, it is suggested by the experts to join gym after the age of 12. Do remember when you hit gym you need to take diet and have workout as per your body type, merely hitting gym won’t work at all.
MYTH 2: HEIGHT
Strength training stunts height growth !! OR
Working out in gym will stop your height growth !!
It doesn’t!! Height is totally a genetic factor. Mere push ups, Squats, pull ups wont stop your height growth, they just tone up your body. If this was the case, many of our great athletes would have been struggling with their height. It’s just that any form of exercise if performed incorrectly, will have negative impact. Instead of this, one should work under certified trainer.
If you have any misconception or confusion to join the gym or you should send your child for physical activity or not. Do share with us. Also comment your myth regarding gym.
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