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Strength Training/ Toil 13

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Published on May 17, 2011

Benefits of Strength Training
Strength Training will add definition to your muscles and give men and women alike more fit and toned bodies. But working out with weights does so much more.
1. Strength training protects bone health and muscle mass.
Put it this way as you get older you begin to lose about 1% of your bone and muscle strength every year. Strength training will help prevent bone and muscle loss.
2. Strength Training makes you stronger and look and feel great.
Strength training is also called resistance training because it involves strengthening and toning your muscles by contracting them against a resting force.
two types of resistance training.
-Isometric resistance-involves contracting your muscles against a non-moving object, such as push-ups
-isotonic strength training- involves contracting your muscles through a range of motion as in weight lifting.
Both make you strong and can get you into better shape. always take time to recover when doing a strength training program.
3. Strength Training plays a role in disease prevention. Studies have documented the many wellness benefits of strength training. It can help those who have arthritis, it can be effective as medication in decreasing arthritis pain. Strength training can help post-menopausal women increase their bone density and reduce the risk of bone fractures. And for the 14 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, strength training along with other healthy lifestyle changes can help improve glucose control.
4. Strength Training helps you develop better body mechanics.
Your balance and coordination will improve, as will your posture. More importantly, if you have poor flexibility and balance strength training can reduce your risk of falling by as much as 40%, a crucial benefit, especially as you get older.
5. Strength Training boosts energy levels and improve your mood.
Strength training will elevate your level of endorphins(natural opiates produced by the brain) which will make you feel great. As if that isn't enough to convince you. Strength training has also been shown to be a great antidepressant, to help you sleep better, and to improve your overall quality of life.
6. Strength Training translates to more calories burned.
You burn more calories during strength training, and your body continues to burn calories after strength training. More calories are used to make and maintain muscle than fat and in fact it can boost your metabolism by 15%. This can really kick up your weight loss plan.
Strength Training--Getting started "please don't limit yourself to thinking that lifting weights, expensive machines, or gym memberships is the only way to do strength training." there are so many different options so don't limit yourself.

Any health issues ask your doctor first before you start any new program. Then hook up with a trainer to help get you on the right track.
So what are you waiting for? GETTER DONE!!!

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