It’s a bold statement, of course, but the benefits of weightlifting are not restricted to muscle-bound bodybuilders who spend all day at the gym. Weight training has many benefits for people of all ages, body types, and athletic abilities– it is not just for weight loss, or solely for strength gain
The Physical Benefits of Weight Training are Almost Universal.
The benefits of weightlifting are holistic; they encompass every part of your body and mind. For athletes, the benefits of weight lifting are clear. Making the body stronger to pursue one’s athletic passion is something that has been done for many years; it is not a surprise that weightlifting is one of the key supplemental exercise regimens recommended by coaches. However, individuals just beginning their weight loss or fitness journey also benefit from strength training.
Physiological Benefits Happen Inside and Outside the Body.
There are very real physiological benefits to weight training. Weight training reduces the likelihood of heart attack and stroke by reducing LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and increasing HDL (“good cholesterol”) levels in the body. For both women and men, a strength training regimen can reduce the risk of breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Weightlifting strengthens the body and the bones and reduces the likelihood of injury during other activities, including other athletic pursuits. Many people–particularly women– fear that weightlifting will make them “bulky,” but in reality, weightlifting and strength training in general will reduce the storage of adipose tissue and make the individual appear leaner.
Risks and Rewards– Why Weightlifting Is Worth It
The risks associated with lifting (such as injury) can be minimized through partnership with a good personal trainer or coach. Please contact us to begin your weightlifting journey today– we have amazing, experienced trainers on staff available to assist beginners with everything from a weightlifting plan to spotting and form checks.