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7 Fitness Instructors Share the Myths They Wish Would Die Once and For All

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How many times have you heard someone say that she doesn't want to lift heavy weights because it'll make her bulk up? Nope, not true—and that's not the only misconception floating around that piss fitness instructors off. Stop buying into these b.s. beliefs to start seeing major results.

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Indoor Cycling Makes Your Thighs Bigger

"That's far from the truth—especially if your form is on-point." —Selena Watkins, instructor at SoulCycle

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Doing Crunches Gets Rid of Belly Fat

"It's so much more than that!" —Jackie Dragone, director of FLEXBarre and FLEX Studios

RELATED: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to Finally Score Some Abs

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Carbs Are the Enemy

"Sure, eating a pizza or a bowl of regular pasta with Alfredo sauce is not a good choice for your carb source. But incorporating complex, whole-grain carbohydrates into your diet will not only help fuel you through your workout; it'll also keep you energized throughout the day." —Eduardo Diaz, head coach at Orangetheory Fitness in New York City

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If You Lift Heavy Weights, You'll Bulk Up

"Clients, and especially women, often comment to me that they are worried about bulking up and say they put on muscle simply by looking at a weight. Truth is, this simply is not the case. With proper nutrition, lifting weights will create a leaner physique, not a bulkier one." —Lisa Niren, head coach at Peloton Cycle

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If You Exercise, You Can Eat Whatever You Want

"So not true!" —Marni Rosenthal Chaikin, Pure Barre owner/instructor in the Los Angeles area

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That There's a Quick Fix for Getting Healthy

"Truth: It is a lifestyle." —Richard Giorla, founder and owner of Cardio Barre

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