Social media and the internet can have you questioning a lot…one source may say you need to lift HEAVY! Another may say mobility and light weights only…
One way to stay safe is to follow proven, scientific, data driven methods.
There is an overwhelming amount of data expressing tremendous benefits to strength training, also known as resistance training or weightlifting.
Here are my Top 7: (No specific order)
- Increases muscle mass: Strength training helps build muscle mass and strength, which can improve your overall body composition and make you look leaner.
- Increases bone density: Regular strength training can also increase bone density, which can help prevent osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become brittle and fragile, common as you age.
- Improves cardiovascular health: Strength training can also improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Increases metabolism: Building muscle mass can also increase your metabolism, which can help you burn more calories even when you’re at rest.
- Improves balance and coordination: Strength training can also improve balance and coordination, which can reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
- Improves mental health: Strength training can also have a positive impact on mental health, helping to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Increases overall fitness: Strength training can help you to become overall fit and healthy, allowing you to do daily activities with ease and less tiredness.
If you’re looking to advance your fitness and wellbeing, look at how you can increase your intensity and quality of strength training.