Top 3 Benefits of Strength Training

If you knew there was a form of exercise that could improve your cardiovascular health, build lean muscle and help loose and maintain weight loss, would you try it? Strength training, also known as resistance training, has benefits that surpass just improving aesthetics. According to Everyday Health, “Practicing strength resistance is designed to improve muscular strength and fitness by exercising a specific muscle or muscle group against external resistance, including free-weights, weight machines, or your own body weight, according to the American Heart Association.”

Here are the top 3 benefits of strength training…

  1. Improve Strength:
    • Want to take just one load of groceries from the car to the house, but they are too heavy? Strength training is basically improving functional movements like pushing and pulling that builds muscles in order to help complete everyday tasks more easily, like carrying more groceries. It also improves  your cardiovascular system, helping perform heavy cardio like cycling.
  2. Burns Calories:
    • Do you want to burn more calories during your workouts? Boosting your metabolism is key to maintaining weight loss and maintenance.  Strength training boosts your metabolism by increasing your metabolic rate. Basically, muscle is more efficient at burning fat, making it easier for you to burn more calories even when you are at rest.
  3. Better Overall Mobility: 
    • Looking to become more flexible? Increasing your strength training improves your range of motion, allowing you to move and complete everyday tasks much easier.

Giving strength training a try can increase your strength, allow you to burn more calories and improves your overall mobility and flexibility. So why not try it?

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