The Benefits of Strength Training

The Benefits of Strength Training

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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.

 

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8 Replies to The Benefits of Strength Training

  1. Gigi says:

    Yes. I have to do strength training, no choice. I find different strength training activities so I don’t get bored.

  2. the weight training has made my butt smaller and higher…. I use resistance bands and free weights. slowly but surely its making a difference. so worth it tho.

  3. Sharon says:

    What is wrong with a big behind?? I would like it tighter and higher which is why I have started strength training. I also practice Yoga and Pilates which are both awesome for building strength. Add in some cardio and I am slowly getting myself into shape. Hopefully, by year in I will be where I want to be as far as my body goes. I am not looking to be a size 2 or 4 I just would like a firm (nicely round) behind, flat belly, shapely legs and arms.

    • Girl you just made me chuckle!! I didn’t write this post. Lyric Jackson did…. I am sure she will respond. I won’t be commenting on her bottom. ha ha ha.. You may have to see it to understand. ha ha ha

  4. Shubana K says:

    I’ve given up of training ever since I moved (a whole month eek!) but I guess vacations over sooner or later.. gotta hit the gym again.

    - Shubana
    CoeurDecors

    • Lyricjacksontv@gmail.com' Lyricjacksontv says:

      Now I am on summer break, I have worked out regularly either, I feel myself getting a bit soft. I am going to continue my regiment next week.

  5. Ruthceesay says:

    im going to try this.

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