It’s time to dispel some training myths people like to throw around in the gym. Being able to separate fact from fiction is important to help young trainees learn from the beginning how to properly plan their programs and move in the right direction. Wasted time and energy only serves to discourage people from continuing to pursue their fitness goals, which is something we work hard to prevent.

These are six workout myths we hear a lot, and they seem to make sense so a lot of people accept them as gym wisdom without question. The truth is, training is different for everyone, and nothing should be accepted as a hard and fast rule. And these supposed “facts?” They’re pure fiction.