Gunnar Peterson & Spartan Bust 7 Fitness Myths

With so many opinions online about the do’s and don’ts of fitness and nutrition, it’s easy to get conflicting information. Will cardio burn the most calories? Does running ruin your knees? Should I be stretching before or after training? Or not stretching at all?


Fortunately, MitoQ Partner, Spartan has teamed up with MitoQ Ambassador, Gunnar Peterson to set the record straight. In an article published on Spartan’s website, Gunnar discusses the seven most pervasive workout and fitness myths out there. He also gives expert insight about what you should be doing instead, no matter your fitness goals.

Our favorite is Fitness Myth #6: You should sip a calorie-free sports drink.

“You can’t have a no-calorie energy drink—energy is a caloric measurement,” says Peterson.

Gunnar recommends an alternative idea, one that starts in your cells. A supplement, like MitoQ, which helps keep the energy-producing mitochondria cells in your muscles charged to sharpen your competitive edge.

“Energy is produced in the mitochondria of the cell and MitoQ is going to help keep that mitochondria fresh. I’d go to that before I go to a sugary [energy] drink. I’d make sure I was doing what I could on a cellular level so I get the most out of my workout. It’s such a safe way to make sure my foundation is laid.”

There is no magic bullet in training, something that works for someone else might not be right for you. But there are some widely held beliefs about what you should and shouldn’t do when training that aren’t entirely true. We are excited to see MitoQ bringing together two powerhouses in the fitness industry to educate people about the importance of cellular health.

+ Head on over to the article to read the full list of 7 common fitness myths and learn how you can be a better athlete.

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