If you’re not, you’re missing out. For some reason this topic still get resistance from the media even when there is tons of favorable evidence. It is ridiculous to think women shouldn’t strength train, but men should. Let’s hash this out right now…
Burn more calories: Strength training builds more muscle mass. Having more muscle mass has been proven to increase overall daily caloric burn.
Get “toned”: The term “toned” and how to actually get toned is very misunderstood. It is very simply increasing muscle mass and decreasing fat mass. Lifting weights and progressing the load overtime is the best way to do this.
Stronger Bones: Osteoporosis may not be something you are worried about right now, but it could happen as you get past the half century mark. Applying stress to the bones now through lifting weights increases the bone density way more than a daily glass of milk would.
Helps Cardio: Stronger muscles will translate to other activities like running, biking, or other fitness classes etc. On the flip side cardio exercise doesn’t necessarily translate back the other way.
Decrease Injuries: Sure, some injuries are random, but being strong makes our bodies more resilient to injury. The ones that strength train know this, the ones who don’t claim strength training would hurt them.
Moral of the story here is EVERYONE should be strength training. A great way to get started, especially if you are hesitant to train on your own, is to work with a coach/trainer. Not sure if you need one? Check out our blog: 7 Benefits to having a Strength Coach/Personal Trainer
LIFT HARD. LIFT SMART. STRENGTH TRAINING ELEVATED.