This past year I took a strength training class. In this class we learned various exercises and how strength training can benefit everyone.
Many people think strength training is used mainly by bodybuilders or to get a bulkier look. In the first two to three months I noticed positive changes to my body. My body became more defined and my stamina improved. My bum became firm but it was getting a little too big for my liking, so I reduced my weight and increased my amount of reps.Yes, strength training definitely will improve your definition more than just simple cardio.
According to Everyday Health.com strength training also plays a role in disease prevention such as as arthritis. Strength training improves issues such as weak bones, diabetes, poor flexibility and balance, heart problems, and sleep deprivation. Strength training has also been shown to be an antidepressant by increasing your level of endorphins.
Something else that I have learned about strength training is that once you gain muscle the muscle will burn fat while you’re stationary. Now that I do strength training regularly I noticed that my appetite has increased but I have not had any weight gain. Strength training will also speed up your metabolism by 15%.
If you are involved in a sport strength training will improve your speed, agility, and endurance. Strength training can also be a great option if you are plateauing. If you want to start strength training you don’t need huge workout machines or a gym membership. Simple things such as push ups, sit ups, bicep curls, or squats are all strength training exercises. If you have any success stories about strength training please share with our readers.