Far too many people overlook the many health and fitness benefits that weight training has to offer, besides getting you hot smoking bod and because of this, experience problems down the road such as decreased bone density, a sluggish metabolic rate, increased stress levels and other negative consequences that are associated with constant stress.
GET PRO GET FIT
Numerous studies have demonstrated that regular weight training can have a positive effect on health by showing reductions in the rate of insulin resistance, blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. If you couple a solid weight training program with a well-thought-out diet, you’ll be putting your best foot forward at warding off these chronic problems.
Increased Bone Density Weightlifting will increase your bone density and help ward off osteoporosis or stress fractures in the future. Many people think running is the best exercise for increasing bone density, but running actually promotes muscle breakdown, while weightlifting, being an anabolic process, helps to promote the building of tissues and therefore is much better at preserving your bone mass.
Decreased Frequency of Injuries When you strength train, not only are your muscles going to get stronger, but you’ll also work the ligaments and tendons that are connecting bones, muscles, and 4 other tissues, thus reducing the chance they become injured when participating in other physical activities. In about 80% of all sports injury cases, the injury is a direct result of a tendon, ligament, or muscle not being strong enough when a stressful force is applied. Since weight training hits all those deep tendons and ligaments, it’s the best injury prevention out there.
Preventing Fat Gain and adding lean Muscle: The more often you weight lift, the higher your metabolism will be, thus the more food/calories you will need to maintain your weight. Having said that, it should be understood that using a muscle-building program will not of its own make you big and buff. It’s not just about the way or how much you train, but more about the way you eat – calories must be supplied for the growth process to take place. Likewise, you can work out all you want, but if those building blocks – in the form of amino acids, carbohydrates, dietary fats, and proteins are not there, you aren’t going to see much muscle growth. So, just because you’re weightlifting, it does not mean you will end up with bulky muscles as a result. Many people make this incorrect assumption – but it really is the diet that makes all the difference in how this weightlifting will shape your body.