OKLAHOMA CITY- At the beginning of the year, many Americans try to get in shape by losing a few pounds.
However, what you don't know could actually be hurting your body.
Ryan Westrup, a personal trainer, stopped by our studios to bust a few exercise myths.
Many people want to lose weight around their stomachs and their arms, so they tend to focus on ab or arm exercises.
Westrup says that while it is great to work out your muscles, you can't just lose weight in certain places.
Instead, he says you should focus on cardiovascular exercises.
When it comes to dieting, Westrup says you don't have to starve yourself to lose weight.
Your body needs fuel, like carbohydrates, to perform well in the gym.