Strength training is essential for people who are serious about enhancing their health and performance. Some of the benefits associated with strength training include:
Improved Body Composition (dropping fat and adding muscle):
Muscle mass is the biggest contributor to your resting metabolic rate, which is the rate your body burns calories at rest. Muscle is the primary location for burning fat and taking glucose out of your blood stream.
Helps Control Medical Conditions:
Strength Training helps control many different medical conditions including: diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, back pain, arthritis, and obesity.
Improves Performance at Home, Work, and Sport:
The human body adapts to the stresses placed upon it. Neurological adaptation during the first six weeks of strength training makes the nervous system more efficient at making muscle contract.
Strength training allows you to fight the gradual decrease of muscle mass that begins at the age of 30 (at a rate of 1% to 2% per year). Maintaining muscle mass as you age allows you to continue doing the things you love most.
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