Has everything we've been told about dieting and exercising been wrong? Does "fat free" mean it will not make us fat? Is most of the general public that lifts weights following a "bodybuilding" type of program and not a "real world" program? Find out more about these and many other "conventional wisdoms" that everyone jsut seems to follow because that's how it's been for many years.
Bergen County, NJ personal trainer Kevin Valluzzi is ready to take a stand. "The public has basically just been following orders from the media when it comes to exercising and eating, and has never really challenged anything they've heard or read", says Valluzzi, a personal trainer with a thriving in-home training business. Take for example the old adage that says your muscles need 48 hours of rest after a weight training session. Where and when did that start? It actually started in the 70's when bodybuilders were really the only people who lifted weights. Bodybuilders lifted some real heavy weights and would spend anywhere from 2 to 3 hours on each body part. They did need to give their muscles adequate rest. So that mindset carried over into the general public. But let's look into that a little more. What about construction workers who use heavy machinery all day. They certainly don't take off from work every other day to give their muscles a rest, do they?
What about the one that says carbohydrates make you fat? Everybody heard about this and started cutting out all carbohydrates. Nobody challenged that and said, "Wait a minute, my body needs carbohydrates, I use them for energy." If you don't eat carbohydrates your body will adapt and larnn to live without them. But no one can eliminate carbs for the rest of their life. So what happens when you go back to eating carbs? Your body says, "Great, carbohydrates are back on the scene, let's store these as fat so we have them for later." That's how you wind up fatter than you did before you stopped eating carbs.
Valluzzi sees this and many other everyday habits that the American public just buys into because they saw it on TV or read it in the lates fitness magazine. "If it's on TV or in the magazines, people just assume it must be true. I just think it's time that the public needs to start questioning some of these things.