We all know how important cardiovascular fitness is to our overall health and well being, but sometimes we forget the great affects strengthening our muscles can have on our bodies. Muscular strength and endurance is a key component to leading a healthy lifestyle, and the best way to achieve this is through resistance training.
Resistance training (also known as weight training) has been shown to increase muscle mass and density, improve flexibility and coordination, and increase strength in the muscle. This enables your body to more effectively protect your joints from day to day wear and tear.
Whilst it can be a bit daunting going to a gym to start working with weights, resistance training has so many benefits that you may just get motivated by reading a few…
If you’re a beginner wanting to have a go at resistance training, the best way to get started is getting in touch with a personal trainer who can help you through the correct technical movements and to provide you with a program. Once you have the correct technique sorted, you will be able to mix things up and try different workouts to keep it interesting.
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