Building muscle is about learning how to train your body in the most optimal way possible.  In the gym, these are by far the biggest muscle building misconceptions I have encountered and continue to encounter not only from newcomers but also from intermediate lifters as well. 1. Longer Workouts Produce More Results False.  And here’s why: A solid workout should last between 45 minutes and an hour.  If a normal workout for you greatly exceeds this time frame, you need to step back and take a look at how you’re spending your time...

Situps and crunches are two antiquated exercises that should have been replaced with safer and more effective abdominal muscle building workouts long ago.

Why are they bad? For one, situps and crunches are both performed laying down on your back and then repeatedly bending the spine. The spine can only take so much before back pain manifests in the form of bulging discs and disc herniations. Lower back strain is all too common because of the constant rounding of the back during these movements.

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