Archive for September, 2011

Do you want to completely change your body? Do you want to have a body that burns calories at a higher rate? Do you want the normal activities in life made easier? Do you want stronger bones, joints, and ligaments? Do you want a boost in your confidence and courage in your walk? Do you want to feel better about yourself?

If you said yes to any of those questions than Strength Training is what you need.

What is Strength Training?

Strength training is the use of resistance to counter against muscle contractions. Resistance can be your body, elastic bands, machines, weights, or anything that could be an opposing force against the contracting muscle.  Strength training is sometimes referred to as Resistance Training, Weight Training, Weightlifting, and Bodybuilding. Whatever you want to call it: Strength training is important to an overall health and fitness program.

Why is Strength Training important?

There are several benefits obtained via strength training. The most obvious is it makes you stronger. Of course your muscles is the focal point but your bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments are reaping benefits as well. Strengthening these connective tissues will promotes stability and a well-conditioned body that is less likely to be injured.

Strength training builds lean muscle in which increases the metabolism. Now, with an increased metabolism your body is a fat burning machine. You will burn more calories daily because of the new active lean muscle. Who does not want a body like that?

Strength training also gives us the platform, the blueprint to reshape our body. Muscle is a part of the bodies outer tissue in which gives us our form and some of our shape. With the correct strength training program you can focus on developing and increasing muscle for certain areas of your body that needs improvement. Who does not want to improve certain parts of their body?

Finally, strength training empowers you.  The increased physical strength, power, and muscular endurance improves the lifters confidence, self-esteem and courage. Strength training will make you feel better about yourself. Now tell me, if you don’t to feel good about yourself?

There are so many positive gains with strength training.

Don’t find yourself getting intimidated by the thought of lifting weights or by the buff fitness folks around the free weights at you gym. You paid to be there just like them. Don’t find yourself saying strength training will cause me to gain weight because we have learned muscle burns fat. Don’t find yourself spending hours a day on cardio workouts wondering why your body doesn’t develop in certain areas.

Find yourself by adding strength training to your health and fitness plan. Than you will find a new you and the importance of strength training.