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Your top fitness myth: "[I believed] that cardio was the only way I could ever lose inches and pounds. It wasn't until I got a stress fracture in my foot from too much running and switched to lifting weights three times a week with a trainer that I realized the importance of strength training — and I actually got down to a size 2!" — laellavita
Fitness fact: It's not all about cardio, however. Some of you believed that cardio exercises were your magic ticket to shedding pounds, but as mentioned a balanced exercise routine should include strength training as well, since more muscle mass equals a higher metabolism. In fact, not only should you become a regular in the weight room, but you may want to try out heavier weights as well; studies have shown that women who lifted heavier weights and did fewer repetitions upped their caloric burn compared to women who used lighter weights and did more reps.
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