5 Greatest Benefits of Weight Training
For many, weight training is believed to be only for the appearance of getting a great beach body but what many don't know, is the surprising health benefits for lifelong physical function and fitness. Maybe that's why I love it so much, is because of the ability to have a lean and strong physique while achieving these powerfully healthy benefits that you can get with the 90 Day Program of The Three Day Body.
Burning Body Fat
Lifting weights not only burns more calories for hours after training, but when building lean muscle, the fat comes off even faster. Muscle is a big fat burner. Of course, nutrition plays a huge role in this as well, but when it comes to exercises and movement, weight training can streamline your fat loss.
Fat burning happens faster with weight training than with any kind of cardio exercise. Although cardio has many health benefits in itself, the point here is that muscle burns fat faster than cardio.
When you lift weights while using proper nutrition, you can gain more muscle. When gaining muscle, it creates a burning stove within your body that burns calories and fat, while building shape.
A Great Physique
The physiques that are winning bikini competitions aren't doing crazy cardio sessions; they are lifting weights.
Of course, there is cardio mingled in, but the base of a great shaped body comes from resistance training with weights, bands, or bodyweight. In fact, by doing too much cardio, not only will you be burning fat, but you'll be burning away at your muscle too.
A great way to prevent and battle obesity to decrease your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Stronger Joints and Bones
While it's easier to have stronger bones and joints while young, those characteristics are easily taken for granted, as they break down as we age. Being a therapist now for almost 20 years, I see it all the time.
But later in life, new bone tissue doesn't create as quickly and is especially pronounced among people who are sedentary and women who have reached or passed menopause. The bone tissue loss leads to the weakness and postural problems that plague many older adults.
“To me, resistance training is the most important form of training for overall health and wellness,” says Brad Schoenfeld, an assistant professor of exercise science at New York City’s Lehman College.
Interviewed by Time Magazine, he added, “resistance training counteracts all those bone losses and postural deficits." Through a process known as bone remodeling, strength training stimulates the development of bone osteoblasts: cells that build bones back up. While you can achieve some of these bone benefits through aerobic exercise, especially in your lower body, resistance training is really the best way to maintain and enhance total-body bone strength.
The mind and body are ultimately connected. While your feelings can influence your movement or exercise, do you know that your workouts can influence your feelings anyway? According to Harvard Medical School, studies have shown that regular exercise can improve mood disorders.
Movement has the impact to influence your brain although the brain is the master control system of the body. The way you move can affect the way you think and feel, so by moving more, you can also change your brain.. So when you aren't feeling like moving, convince yourself to get your workout in, whether it's dance, yoga, walking with a friend, martial arts, or lifting weights, for it all contributes to a healthier mind and body.
In fact, a study in 24 women who had been diagnosed with depression showed that exercise of any intensity significantly decreased feelings of depression.
Confidence is not just a benefit of weight training; it's a war zone. Confidence is something to fight for and believe in because there are so many things that would try to make you believe otherwise.
Confidence is one important attribute I want for everyone, however, it isn't something I can give. I can encourage someone until I am blue in the face, but ultimately it is up to them to believe it.
Confidence is something for you to fight for, to believe in, to live out, to pass it along to those around you. Confidence is to build yourself and others around you, to give your best, and believe your best. Confidence is loving yourself and your progress in every stage of life. Confidence is sexy, and the sexiest thing you could be.
How to Sculpt Your Body with Weight Training in 90 Days
The greatest physiques out there are lifting weights to build strong shoulders, a round booty, a smaller waist, while shredding body fat, gaining confidence and mental clarity to just name a few.
Always check with your doctor before starting a program, of course, but when you are clear, get your 90 Day Program here where you can learn the lifestyle of being healthier, stronger, and leaner in only three days a week.
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In the comments below, I'd love to hear what weight training has done for you, especially if you feel that it's increased your confidence. Let me know your thoughts!