10 Fitness and Weight Loss Myths Trainers Want You to Stop Believing

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Thanks to diet culture, the fitness industry is filled with misinformation about what it takes to be truly healthy. And with many gyms still closed (and some exercisers opting not to use gyms in places where they are open), more people than ever are creating their own workouts, trying virtual fitness classes, and using home workout programs for the first time. But because there are so many conflicting messages out there, it can be difficult to figure out what types of exercise will work for you and deliver the results you’re after.

Ahead, expert trainers outline the biggest fitness myths they encounter with their clients and on social media. Then, they explain the real deal.

Myth #1: Crunches are the best way to target your core.

Most people think of six-pack abs when they think about their core. Which is one of the reasons crunches, which target these

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Rebel Wilson Hikes in a Lycra Ensemble as She Continues Her Fitness and Weight Loss Journey

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Rebel Wilson is reaching new heights during her Year of Health.

The Pitch Perfect star, 40, celebrated yet another successful workout on Monday when she shared an Instagram slideshow from the top of a cliff after her hike to Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse in Palm Beach, Australia.

In one shot, Wilson — wearing a teal top and matching leggings from Gymshark — can be seen striking a fierce pose alongside a friend in front of a picturesque landscape.

Another Boomerang video shows the actress making a face at the camera as she takes in the gorgeous view.

“#PalmBeach #Hayden #Pooches4Lyfe ps my athleisure is @gymshark,” she wrote in the post’s caption.

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Back in January, Wilson shared that she’s hoping to slim down to 75 kg., which is about 165 lbs., by the end of the year.

“I’ll

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