I’ve learned I love to strength train.
In the past, motivation to strength train has always been improved running and injury prevention or completing a challenge (hello 90 days of P90X, P90X2 and P90X3).
With a change in perspective and consistency, motivated by the fact that I’ve learned that I actually love it, strength training is no longer a chore. It’s a part of life that is welcomed and enjoyed.
MAJOR BENEFITS OF STRENGTH TRAINING
Increase metabolic rate by increasing the number of calories you burn on a daily basis.
Increasing and restoring bone density. Strength training prevents and fights osteoporosis.
Increase lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle your body has the more calories it burns.
Injury prevention. Strength training strengthens our muscles and tendons. The stronger we are the less chance of an injury.
Improve balance. Strengthening our legs and core section means an increase in overall balance, stability and coordination.
Decrease risk of coronary disease. Strength training can reduce your blood pressure and decrease your cholesterol levels.
Enhance performance in sports, exercise and life in general.
Increase strength. With consistent weight training you can expect a increase in strength so everyday activities like carrying groceries, lifting heavy objects and climbing the stairs, will become easier.
More toned appearance. Strength training adds lean muscle more effectively than any other form of exercise.
More important than strength training alone is finding a balance of cardio, resistance training and flexibility. A combination of the 3 will make you feel better than you ever thought possible and in the best shape of your life.
What workouts look like lately:
Monday: Upper Body Strength, Abs & Obliques
Wednesday: Lower Body Strength, Abs & Obliques
Thursday: Hot Yoga, Elliptical
Saturday: Hot Yoga, Total Body HIIT
Sunday: Hot Yoga, Elliptical
Start making strength training a regular part of your life with these workouts:
Do you strength train regularly? Do you strength train because you enjoy it or is it a chore?
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