“Muscle burns significantly more calories than fat does.”
“Crunches and situps are good for reducing my midsection.”
“A good weight loss program is 20% about eating, and 80% about exercise.”
You’ve no doubt heard these – and other so-called aphorisms – regarding exercise. You might be surprised to know that much of (most of?) what you THINK you know to be true about exercise most likely isn’t.
Is the effect of muscle mass on weight loss really all that significant?
Are any exercises good for reducing fat stores around the midsection? Is exercise even a good strategy for this?
Should exercise even be a factor in a balanced program of weight loss?