It’s time to get serious about strong.
Strength training sometimes gets a bad reputation. It conjures up images of beefy men sweating in scary-looking weight rooms. But the truth is that strength training, also known as resistance or weight training, offers a great workout for nearly everyone. Not only will it make you stronger, but it can also help you to shift pounds and improve your heart health and bone density. What’s more, you don’t even have to pick up a weight to enjoy strength training. You can get in a great workout with your own bodyweight. And once you start, it can be addictive. Still not sold on strength training? Here are five of the best reasons to give it a go.
It helps you to stay younger for longer
From thirty onwards we start to lose bone and muscle mass if we don’t work harder to keep it. Research has shown that strength training can protect our bodies from these signs of ageing, providing resistance against conditions like osteoporosis. It will also have a positive general effect on how you look and feel. No cosmetic surgery or Instagram filter can give you the whole body gains that strength training can.
It can help you burn calories (even when you’re not working out)
Strength training not only helps you burn calories during your workout, but it also helps to boost your base metabolic rate long after you have left the gym. That means you could be burning extra calories while you are on the sofa with your favourite box set – what’s not to love!
It can boost your energy levels and make you feel great
Strength training can boost your endorphin levels – those feel-good hormones that flood your body and leave you feeling energised and happy. Not only that, it can improve your sleep levels, leaving you feeling rested and focused.
It makes you stronger
Ok, so this one may seem obvious but stick with me. Strength training improves your functional strength making it easier to get on with life’s everyday task. There is something very primal and powerful about feeling your body get stronger and completing tasks more easily than you did before. It’s a benefit that you shouldn’t overlook.
It can help you stay healthy
And I’m not just talking about getting stronger physically. Higher levels of muscle mass have been linked to stronger immune systems. So, strength training could help to protect you from all those nasty winter bugs that are flying around your office. You will be building a better body in every way, from the inside out.
Ready to get seriously strong? I hope so. Get in touch to discuss how the team here at FitFusion PT can help you to smash your strength and fitness goals. If you want to learn more about strength training keep your eyes on your inbox. Next week I will be sharing my beginners guide to strength training, packed with hints and tips to help you get strong. Until then, keep being amazing.