Weights training explained, based on medical & athletic references available online, hope you like it
Weight training is a strength training exercise that uses a variety of specialized weightlifting equipment & techniques to target specific muscle groups.
This type of training forces these muscles to contract under tension against external resistance.
Weightlifting increases lean muscle mass, which is vital for weight loss.
One of the biggest misconceptions about weightlifting is that it causes bulky muscles.
Contrary to this belief, weightlifting can help one to achieve a lean and toned figure.
Weightlifting for weight loss has so many benefits.
1. Increases metabolism & fat burning
This is perhaps one of the most well-known benefits of weight training.
Weight lifting increases the body’s metabolic rate; this, in turn, burns more fat,
thus protecting the body from obesity
and all the other health conditions associated with being overweight.
Weight training also causes tiny muscle tears,
which are remodeled by the body.
Remodeling helps in burning calories.
2. Increases muscle mass (or prevention of its loss)
Weightlifting challenges the body to develop stronger bones.
After hitting 30 years, the body starts losing bone density at a small percentage every year.
Weight training challenges these bones, making them tougher and stronger.
Since the body cares about survival,
it will develop stronger bones to endure these forces.
This will not only increase muscles mass,
but also prevent losing it.
3. Increases endurance, and strength
Apart from increasing muscle mass,
Also, weight lifting increases endurance and strength levels.
Doing a few repetitions with heavy weights helps in increasing body strength
And doing more repetitions with light weights helps in building endurance.
Muscle strength is the ability of the body to exert a high amount of force for a specific period of time.
4. Increases growth hormone in the body
As we start aging, the growth hormone levels decrease; this contributes to bone and muscle loss.
We all know that beating up body muscles with high volumes of weight develops more mass.
However, did you know that it also stimulates the secretion of the growth hormone?
A 2003 study found that, individuals who performed more sets during weight training
had higher levels of growth hormone compared to those who did less.
That’s why I always try adding one set per exercise to my daily weightlifting routine. This helps me to get an instant boost in my growth hormone!
5. Reduces risks of spine, bones & joints injury
I know it may seem counter-intuitive,
However, weight and strength training exercises
help in reducing spine, bones, joint injuries, and back pain.
This doesn’t mean that one should focus on strengthening only the back. It’s vital to strengthen other parts body parts too, including the core and leg muscles.
Maintaining a strong body has played a big role in reducing back pain and has helped me to take on other daily activities with ease.
6. Allows the muscles to support the body better
Strength training allows the muscles to offer better support to the body.
And this is because weight training relieves the pressure from the back
and equally distributes it to the entire body.
This helps to improve my posture and keeps me in better alignment throughout the day.
7. Strengthens the joints, thus reducing muscular imbalance issues
By stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
And besides helping to manage or lose weight,
weight lifting training keeps the body proportional,
with strengthened joints
thus reducing muscular imbalance issues.
8. Increases bone density & reduces the risk of osteoporosis
Apart from helping me build muscle, lose fat, improve sleep, etc.,
And it helps in increasing the bone density.
With weight training and resistance training, the force involved in pushing and pulling weights stimulates bone growth, which reduces the risk of suffering from osteoporosis.
When done properly,
weight training has numerous benefits.
However, always consult your doctor before you start weight lifting,
especially if you’re having a health related problem.
And seek guidance from a certified fitness professional on the proper training programs
and the correct execution of these exercises.
Finally, when it comes to weightlifting, consistency is the key,
avoid skipping workout days if you want to realize massive results.
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