Benefits of Strength Training

Strength exercises are very important for building your muscles. Strength training goes a long way in terms of supporting bone health, making aerobic exercise more productive, preventing injuries, and healthy ageing. Strength training (or weight/resistance training) is physical exercise designed to improve muscular fitness by exercising a muscle group against external resistance, including free-weights, weight machines, or your own body weight.

Remember that strength training is not just about body builders lifting weights in a gym. Regular strength or resistance training also helps prevent the natural loss of lean muscle mass that comes with ageing.

And you need to rest in between strength-training workouts.

There are two different meanings of strength exercises:

Isometric: involves contracting your muscles without dumbbells or barbells, such as a push-up, plank, abdominal crunches, tricep dips etc.

Isotonic: involves contracting your muscles through a range of motion as in weight lifting with dumbbells, kettle bells or barbells.

Here are the benefits of strength exercises:

· It makes you stronger and fitter

· Strength Training protects bone health and muscle mass

· It helps to keep the weight off for good

· Boosts your metabolism

· Improves your mood and energy levels

· Builds your own strength

· Improved shape and body confidence

· It burns more calories after a cardio workout

· Chronic disease management

If you add strength training with a cardio, cycling, jogging, aerobics or HIIT, then you will burn more calories, your body will change and feel fitter.

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