The Benefits of Strength Training
Patrick describes the benefits of training with resistance, how it not only helps you gain strength but with bone density and back and knee injuries.
By Patrick McGovern
Strength training is defined as using a progressive resistance to challenge and overload the musculoskeletal system. Proper strength training consists of overloading mostly compound movements with a form of external resistance (Dumbbell, Medicine ball, barbell, kettle bell, elastic tubing) The benefits of incorporating strength training into your fitness routine are more varied then you may think. Not only does strength training help build strength and hypertrophy in muscles, It also builds endurance and helps to increase bone density. Together this improves ones quality of life. It is widely accepted that progressive resistance training (when performed properly) increases the body's metabolism, causing it to store less fat tissue. In addition to a healthier body composition it also has a healing effect on the body. When proper strength training is performed bad backs and bad knees tend to improve due to strengthening the muscles around the injured area. People with bad posture from sitting for long periods of their workday find that basic strength training exercises can help correct that muscle imbalance. The key with seeing results in your program is variety and intensity. A creative, certified trainer can make sure your routine is never boring and you continue to see results!!!!!
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