Seven of the Biggest Myths in Fitness—Debunked

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Seven of the Biggest Myths in Fitness—Debunked

You're a well-informed workout buff, so when science suggests one of your trusty training principles is ineffective, your head spins. But don’t worry—we’ve cleared up seven of the top fitness myths circulating the sweaty air of your local gym.

Fact: “The No. 1 fitness myth that I come across with my clients is that they shouldn't squat below 90 degrees,” Allen confides. His trainees quickly learn that squatting with knees over toes is a healthy, biomechanically safe move to do. In fact, we do it every day. “Squatting knees over the toes, butt to the floor, hamstrings covering calves, chest up is the most effective way to squat,” he assures. “Look at someone picking up something they've dropped off the ground—it’s a natural movement.”

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