Many people shy away from weight training because they fear they’ll become too muscular in appearance. Others simply don’t see the benefit of it if they’re already doing cardiovascular exercise regularly.
The benefits of weight training go beyond simply building muscle, it’s also is a great way to improve overall health and can help improve your cardio performance as well.
Don’t just take our word for it though, check out these facts that prove us right.
- Having a stronger core results in better posture
- 60% of people who weight train get an average of seven hours or more sleep per night
- Weight training lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure
- An increased metabolism means you burn more calories when your body is resting
- Adding just 2 weight training sessions a week can reduce body fat by 7%
- Weight lifting boosts dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin, making it a natural antidepressant
- By the time you reach 80 years-old, if you’re sedentary, you’ll lose around 50% of your muscle mass. Weight training can, however, stop, prevent and reverse muscle loss
- With better muscle coordination overall body mechanics are improved
To explore strength training further, speak to one of our fitness motivators, book a session with a personal trainer or join one of centres here.