5 Benefits of Building Muscle, for Both Genders.
"Making the world a stronger place" This is our motto and our goal, and for many reasons.
If you discovered that a certain way of training may benefit your heart, strengthen your bones, improve your balance, burn fat and make you look and feel better, would you not be interested in getting started as soon as possible?
Well, studies have shown that regular strength training can do all of that and then some! It will benefit people of all ages and may be particularly important for people with health issues such as arthritis, osteoporosis or a heart condition.
1. It will permanently keep the weight off.
Exactly as it sounds! Regular strength training not only aids in fat burning, but it will help keep that fat off for good. Recent studies have proven that Men/Women who implemented styles of strength training into their workouts for a minimum of 3 days a week, increased the overall amount of calories burned in normal daily activity, (Including the calories burned during exercise) in turn helping them to maintain their current weight.
2. Strengthens Bone Density & Improves Health
As you age, you naturally lose muscle and bone mass (roughly 1% each year). This is of special concern for women, whose bones are smaller to begin with and can become dangerously weakened by age. Now, weightlifting can help fight this! Just as your muscles adapt to the stress of weightlifting by becoming larger and stronger, your bones also adapt. Every time your bones perceive stress, the response is that more bone will be "deposited".
By incorporating strength training in to your life, you will be able to prevent and even Reverse Muscle & Bone Density Loss.
3. Develop stronger body mechanics
People generally relate strength to a muscular physique and nothing more, but it goes well beyond that.
For starters, your coordination and balance will greatly improve, as will your day to day posture. Statistically, Strength Training has been proven to even reduce the risk of falling by as much as 40 percent, an extremely important benefit, especially as you grow older.
4. Postural Development
The way you sit and stand are influenced by the health of a network of neck, shoulder, back, hip and abdominal muscles. Developing your muscular strength, will enable you to stand and sit more comfortably.
5. MORE CALORIES BURNED
Similar to Cardio, Strength Training will burn calories whilst you're performing it. But unlike Cardio, Strength Training will continue burning calories 72 HOURS after your work out!!
More calories are used to build and maintain muscle than fat, and in fact strength training can boost your metabolism by 15% - Which will really jump start a Weight Loss Plan!
By purchasing one of our personalised plans, you'll be sure to know that each of these benefits will be implemented in to your routines, whether that be gym or home based work outs.