All you need to know about Strength Training

All you need to know about Strength Training - Fitness Health


Strength training isn't just toning your body and gaining muscle; it’s a lot more than that. When you start training, you will see a mark difference in your overall health.  These may include, augmented and enhanced muscle, bone, tendon, as well as ligament strength, enhanced joint function, better balance that reduces the probability of injury. Moreover, strength training will also improve bone density as well as your metabolism. It also boosts your flexibility and cardiac function.

Most common sports that are centered around strength training are:

  • Bodybuilding
  • Weightlifting
  • javelin throw
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Rowing
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer

Here’s what strength training does to your body.

Get Your Body in Shape:

Strength training aids in losing weight as well as the fat that is hard to lose. Keeping the potential of the strong muscles you already have and lose weight by going on a controlled calorie diet. The next thing it does, it increases the oxygen intake post-training, which is higher than aerobics even. Most training routines don't linger much longer after the routine is done and dusted, but with strength training, the effects linger until about 38 hours. It enhances your metabolism which is the best way to lose weight and detox your body.

Healthier Body:

Not only it’s highly effective, but it also gives you the best worth of your money too. You get better bone density; your heart gets stronger; it also reduces the resting blood pressure and enhances blood flow. Furthermore, with strength training muscle loss diminishes, aid in controlling the blood sugar levels as well as enhances good cholesterol levels. Ageing takes a toll on the body; the balance is the first thing that gets affected when you reach a certain age. Strength training helps with balancing as well.


Confidence Booster:

Strength training gives you more energy, boosts your confidence as well as it takes away the stress and puts you in a brilliant mood. You now have a passion that is worth something as well as can be shown through a brilliant body. Strength training is also known to have improved cognitive skills of the trainees as well. The posture can be rectified as well, as an outcome for which you can gain a couple of inches as well. Reports have concluded that it also helps with insomnia and sleep apnea, though it should be done well in the day and should be avoided near bedtime.

Fighting diseases:

When your heart is active and stronger, it fights diseases like strokes and failure better. Strength training kills the roots that lead to heart diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, inactivity as well as diabetics. These aren’t just assumptions but proven studies done by Cardiologists. They are known to suggest strength training to people who have had recent strokes. People who are suffering from the following diseases can also improve their quality of life with the help of strength training,

  • Osteoporosis,
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cancer survivors
  • Clinical depression

Who Can’t Adopt Strength Training:

The most miraculous thing about strength training is that anyone can do it. Yes, you read it right. Any group, be it, children, old people women or people fighting certain diseases can easily adapt strength training. Even pregnant women can do strength training. People with back or other injuries should exercise caution post-injury.


Strength training is full of pros; it helps you make your life better regarding every aspect. Not only does it have a lot of advantages but its great fun. It enables you to achieve goals and gives you a great body in return 

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I absolutely love this article because I know that every word of it is true. I am a 71 year old woman who up to a year ago, always worked out and did strength training. I stopped working out because I hurt my hip and it has taken so long for it to get back to normal. I have just recently started back on training and I feel so good again…I was so depressed when I was in pain and feeling like I would never get strong again. Every word in this article is true and I am so glad to have read it at this time when I needed the encouragement to get back at it…Thank you so much.

Jo Hayes

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