Here’s What No One Tells You About Strength Training?

You dont become a body builder if you do strength training. Even if you push yourself extremely hard, the results will be far more “athletic” than “bulky”. I have been doing it for years. It helps us to build a better body and improves our ability to do everyday activities.

What is strength training?

Strength training also known as weight or resistance training is physical activity designed to improve muscular strength and fitness by exercising a specific muscle or muscle group against external resistance, including free-weights, weight machines, or your own body weight, according to the American Heart Association.

In other words, they are activities that overload the muscles. An exercise
counts as strength training if it involves a medium- to high-level effort and if it
works major muscle groups of the body.

According to a study published in October 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, just 30 minutes twice a week of high intensity resistance and impact training was shown to improve functional performance, as well as bone density, structure, and strength in postmenopausal women with low bone mass — and it had no negative effects.

Strength Exercise is any activity that makes your muscles work harder than usual. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include:

  • Lifting weights.
  • Working with resistance bands.
  • Heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling.
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Climbing stairs.
  • Hill walking.
  • Cycling.
  • Dance.
  • Push-ups, sit-ups and squats.

Fun Fact : You dont become a body builder if you just do weight training (FYI: it takes a lot more). I have been doing it for years. It helps us to build a better body and improves our ability to do everyday activities.

Strength training / Weight training can help you manage or lose weight, and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories. Enhance your quality of life. Strength training may enhance your quality of life. Strength training can also protect your joints from injury.

A well- designed strength-training program can provide the following benefits:

1) Improved fat loss.

2) Enhance your mood and reduce stress.

3) Gain strength without bulking.

4) Reduce your risk of injury, back pain and arthritis.

5) Improve your athletic performance.

6) Reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Remember, losing weight and being healthy are two different things.

**Losing weight has a simple formula attached. Your calorie intake should be less than your calories burnt. So you can either increase your calorie burn number or you can decrease your calorie intake number.**

-Apurva

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