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Fit Fads That Fizzle: The Top Workout Trends You Should Skip

Don't skip workouts or getting fit. Instead, skip the workout trends that are more harmful than useful.



Workouts are great for your mind and body. Lifting weights and doing cardio can change your life and make it better. Like in life, fads come and go in the fitness world too.


The fitness industry constantly changes, and new workout trends are always popping up. While some of these trends gain massive popularity, others quickly fizzle out. Determining which workout fads are worth your time and which are not can be challenging.


Let's look at some workout trends you should skip, as they are more likely to fizzle than sizzle.


Waist Trainers


Waist trainers are a type of corset worn during workouts to slim down the waist. However, no scientific evidence supports the claim that wearing a waist trainer during exercise leads to fat loss.


In fact, wearing a waist trainer during workouts can be dangerous and lead to organ compression and breathing difficulties.



Vibration Machines


Vibration machines are marketed as a way to tone muscles and lose weight by standing on a vibrating platform. While some studies show that vibration machines may improve muscle strength and balance, they are ineffective in losing weight. A study conducted in 2018 found that vibration machines had no significant effect on weight loss.


Boot Camps


Boot camps are high-intensity workouts that typically involve military-style exercises. While boot camps can be a fun way to switch up your workout routine, they are only suitable for some.


Boot camps can be very physically demanding, leading to injuries if you're not adequately prepared. Additionally, the high-intensity nature of boot camps may not be sustainable for long-term fitness goals.


Detox Diets


Detox diets involve consuming a limited number of calories and cutting out specific foods for a short period of time to "cleanse" the body. However, no scientific evidence supports the claim that detox diets improve overall health.


Detox diets can lead to nutrient deficiencies and are dangerous for people with certain medical conditions.


Extreme Cardio


While cardio workouts are essential to any fitness routine, extreme cardio workouts can harm your health. High-intensity cardio workouts can lead to overuse injuries and strain your heart excessively.


Find the sweet spot between cardio and strength training in your fitness routine.

Thigh Master


The Thigh Master is a piece of exercise equipment designed to tone the muscles in your thighs. While the Thigh Master may provide some resistance training for your thighs, it is not an effective way to lose weight or tone your entire body. Additionally, the Thigh Master can cause strain on your knees and back.


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