Oct 14, 2021
Why you need to incorporate strength training into your routine
Resistance Training: You know you should be doing it…but do you know why? Here we’ve got you covered with 5 key benefits to incorporating resistance (strength) training into your fitness journey.
1. It helps prevent muscle loss
Starting at about age 30, we start to lose approximately 1% of our muscle mass annually, also known as sarcopenia. While we may not notice it early on, it will have a significant impact as we grow older. Resistance training is the most effective way to stop this in its tracks!
2. Torches Fat!
While we build muscle, we increase our metabolism! The higher our metabolism, the more calories we will burn. And not just during exercise…you will also increase the number of calories we burn at rest.
3. Lift weight = lift your spirits
As effective as its aerobic counterpart, resistance training can reduce symptoms of depression. “Researchers analysed 33 different clinical studies spanning 1,877 people, and found that weightlifting “significantly reduced” depression symptoms.” Mens Health May 2018
4. Build Strong Bones
As we grow older, our bone mass decreases. However, that does not mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Resistance training is key to helping your bones thicken and increase in density.
5. Improves your appearance!
For many, this just may be the most important benefit! Strength training will make you look leaner and more toned. With that comes an increased confidence that others will be sure to notice.
If you are looking for an opportunity to start adding resistance training to your schedule, take a look at our various options. Our schedule has many complementary class options for a complete, well-rounded approach.