There is a popular misconception that by lifting weights, you create big bulky muscles! It is much more complicated than that and if that is your goal, it isn’t easy by any means. There are many benefits to reistance training and they are not just the aesthetic ones.
Firstly, you can increase your general strength, we’d all like to be stronger wouldn’t we? Increased strength can help make it easier to progress your training, improve sports performance and make those mundane everyday tasks that little bit easier.
Strong bones! According to the NHS, working against a resistance will help reduce the onset of osteoporosis. They recommend muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week by working all the major muscle groups, including the legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms. Resistance training will improve bone density that unfortunately diminishes with age.
Returning to those big bulky muscles I talked about earlier. It takes a massive amount of dedication, hard work and near perfect nutrition to reach such levels. A general resistance training routine, will help increase lean muscle and create a more defined and sculpted body. Remember that muscle weighs heavier than the equivalent amount of fat, but takes up less surface area. So as you increase lean muscle, your body has to work harder to maintain it and that helps to burn more fat. The muscle is shaped, so the less fat covering them, the more you see that streamlined body of yours!
Whatever your weight training goals are, from shaping, toning or bulking, I can create a personalised programme to help you achieve this!
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