6 Benefits Of Strength Training
Strength training is a physical activity designed to help you build muscle.
Also known as resistance training, it can use free-weight, machines, bands or your own body weight to build strength.
Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or healthy, resistance training has a lot to offer.
In this article we will list 6 benefits of strength training:
1. Improves your metabolism
Your metabolism is primarily defined by your genetics, training and nutrition habits.
The healthier you eat and exercise, the higher your metabolism will be.
The higher your metabolism is, the more calories you will burn at rest.
Strength training will improve your metabolism and help you burn more calories at rest.
2. Strengthen your bones
The risk of bone fracture tends to increase as we get older.
Studies show that strength training plays a big role in strengthening your bones.
Resistance exercise is beneficial for the preservation of bone mass.
3. Helps you lose weight
Muscle is more dense that fat, and requires more than fat does.
Strength training will help you burn calories, and boost your metabolism, which will help you burn more calories and help you with weight loss.
4. Boosts your immune system
Resistance training has many health benefits, and one of the most relevant now, is strengthening your immune system, especially if you train outdoor.
Strength training and proper recovery will help you strengthen your immune system.
5. Makes you feel good
After working out, endorphin gets releases, which makes you feel good.
Also known as the "exercise-induced euphoria".
Resistance training will reduce your stress and improve your mood.
6. Be useful if you like to carry your groceries in one trip
Carrying your groceries is a workout in itself, and resistance training will help be more ready for that next workout.
My experience with strength training
I've been doing strength training for about 9 years.
It made me look, feel and move better.
Futhermore, it taught me valuable values such as: hard work, consistency and discipline.
Whether you are an athlete or a regular person, strength training will help you build a better lifestyle.