Stronger, Leaner, Healthier
Resistance or Strength Training is type of exercise that could benefit your heart, strengthen your bones, improve your body awareness, balance and help to lose weight. Numerous studies how shown that strength training does all of that and more. Whether your goal is sport performance or simply health enhancement, success of your program will depend on effectiveness of the mode of the exercise, systematic progression and individualization.
If you are still looking for reasons to start with Resistance Training here are few to count in:
- Strength Training improves bone density and muscle mass. When we age we lose bone density that leads to osteopenia and osteoporosis weakening of the bone. Resistance Training and weight bearing exercise helps to build stronger bones.
- Strength Training increases a lean muscle mass, that is our body’s metabolically active tissue and burns more calories throughout the day.
- Strength Training makes you stronger: it makes muscle fibers increase in size (hypertrophy) enhances the muscle’s ability to generate more force.
- Strength Training helps with balance, coordination, body mechanics and posture. It can reduce the risk of falling which is a crucial benefit, especially for older people.
- Strength training reduces risks of type 2 diabetes helps to regulate blood glucose.
- Strength training will elevate your level of endorphins, making you feel good and acting as a natural anti-depressant, increasing quality of daily life.
Many associate resistance training with machines or being a gym member; but it is a common misconception. Simple body weight exercises such as squats, lunges, and push-ups are great choices.