6 Reasons why everyone while strength training should involve resistance.
Strength training has been overlooked and undervalued for years.
The benefits of strength training are far-reaching; way more than just helping you look and feel better. Incorporating a resistance routine into your strength training regimen has several benefits. Here’s a few to get you started:
Regularly working, stretching, and conditioning your muscles helps you hold yourself upright better. As your physique improves and develops, you’ll appear taller, healthier, and more confident.
Reduce Chance of Injury
As your muscles grow in size and strength, so do all of the connecting tendons, ligaments, and tissues that surround them. This means there’s a greatly diminished risk of injury caused by weakened connective tissue, specifically surrounding major joints such as knees, shoulders, and elbows.
Boost Your Metabolism
Countless studies have been conducted that unequivocally prove that having more muscle on your frame increases your resting metabolic rate. Your resting metabolic rate is how many calories your body burns by just being awake and active. Simply put, the more in shape you get, the easier it is to STAY in shape.
Strength Training and Increased Performance
No real secret here. The benefits of being faster, stronger, more flexible, and lasting longer speak for themselves. Drive that golf ball further than you ever have or run that extra lap or two. Just a few benefits of resistance training.
Less Down Time and Faster Rehabilitation
With any injury comes R&R, or rest and relaxation. During down periods after an injury, staying somewhat active (even just walking) can increase blood flow and expedite the rehabilitation process for the injured areas.
Healthy Habits Promote Healthy Lifestyles
Making a trip to the gym or even just working out at home creates a butterfly effect of healthy choices; From eating cleaner and being more health conscious with food choices, to choosing more active and intensive activities in your free-time over more sedentary options.
If strength training isn’t anything you’ve ever attempted before, consult with your Primary Care Provider or a certified Strength Trainer/Coach to learn how to start effectively and safely.