The Now What Fitness Series lays out the foundation of fitness in a concise and simplified manner, making for a collection of books that help the reader truly comprehend how to improve one's health and well-being from A to Z. I've broken fitness down into comprehensive concepts, giving anybody who truly wants to change their health and their lives in profound ways, the step-by-step tools and knowledge to do so.
The following benefits of strength training are just the tip of the ice berg! Strength Training can transform your life!
1) Increased metabolic rate - Resistance training increases the body's metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories throughout the day. (Hence, promoting more efficient weight loss in conjunction with cardio workouts.)
2) Increasing and Restoring Bone Density - Inactivity and aging can lead to a decrease in bone density and brittleness. Studies have clearly proven that consistent strength training can increase bone density and prevent Osteoporosis.
3) Increased Lean Muscle Mass and Muscle Strength, Power, and Endurance - Everyone can benefit from being stronger. We can work harder, we can play more, we can workout longer, and we can be more alive.
4) Injury Prevention - A wide variety of sports-related or life-related injuries can be prevented by strengthening muscles and joints.
5) Improved Balance, Flexibility, Mobility and Stability - Stronger and more resilient muscles improves our balance, which means more comfortable living & fewer falls or accidents.
6) Decreased Risk of Coronary Disease - Participation in a consistent strength-training program has a wide variety of affiliated health benefits including decreasing cholesterol and lowering your blood pressure.
7) Enhanced Rehabilitation and Recovery - One of the best ways to heal many types of injuries is to strengthen muscles surrounding the injured area. The stronger your muscles, the quicker the healing process.
8) Enhanced Performance in Sports or Exercise - No matter what your favorite sport or physical activity, with the proper strength training program, your performance can unquestionably be improved, and in some cases dramatically so.
9) Aging Gracefully - There is no more important reason to making a strength training a consistent part of your life, than to ensure you age gracefully. Physical activity keeps us alive and vibrant. Resistance training ensures we are strong enough to participate in aerobic activities, outdoor recreation, and sports. Strong seniors fall down less. If they do fall down, their stronger bodies are more resilient, are injured less by the fall, and are able to heal more quickly after an injury.
10) Feeling Better and Looking Better - As painful as resistance training can sometimes feel, there is nothing more satisfying than the feeling after a good solid work-out. Stronger muscles and joints can have a dramatic impact on posture and leaner toned muscles tend to make everyone feel better about their appearance. This all leads to improved self-esteem and increased self-confidence.
THINK ABOUT THIS
How's this for added benefits of strength training? Along with your physical appearance and fitness improvements, studies show that regular strength training will boost self-esteem and self-confidence. It helps fight depression and greatly impacts quality of life helping to relieve arthritis, many chronic conditions, restoration of balance and strengthening of bones in aging individuals (which means less falling), a healthier heart, sleep improvement, and glucose control. Really people, what are you weighting for? Get it?...weighting...oh, just get off your keisters and start a weight training program , ASAP!