When we think of getting fit, we think about shedding weight. We think about shedding pant sizes. We think about shedding inches, or clothes to show more skin. What we need to think about, is gain.
Gain confidence. Gain self appreciation. Gain discipline, strength, and muscle. Getting fit needs to mean gaining something. What’s one way to gain? Strength and weight training.
So, Who Can Participate In Strength Training?
Anyone! Well almost. Young teens should always proceed with caution, due to their growing bodies. But pregnant women, seniors, young adults, are all encouraged to partake in weight training! Everyone can do with gaining some muscle, confidence, and discipline.
Wondering if it’s still right for you?
Why Should I Consider Weight Training?
The benefits of strength training include:
- Builds Muscle Mass
- Creates Confidence
- Increases Endurance
- Tones Your Muscles
- Demands Self Discipline
We know weight training is healthy for your body and can help you lose weight. But another great benefit of weight lifting is what it does for your mind. This style of training requires you to rise to the occasion.
Proper technique, commitment, and a positive attitude all contribute to successful strength training!
But what kind of workout can I do?
Different Weight Training Workouts
So you have decided to give strength training a go. Awesome! Now let’s find a workout that’s right for you.
Lifting is great if you would like to increase muscle mass and build endurance. Plus taking a great gym selfie while lifting is always good for morale.
HIIT workouts are great for everyone. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This can involve different stations, or just short bursts of activity. These workouts are amazing for building lean muscle, as well as endurance. Did we mention how fun they are too?
Resistance training is good when you’re low on time, or have an injury. This style can help you build muscle as well as improve joint mobility and flexibility. This style is great for all ages too.
Are all of these workouts designed to help you lose weight? Yes. But should that really be the point of them? No.
The next time you put pressure on yourself to lose the weight, think instead about what you want to gain. Happiness, confidence, appreciation, and muscle can all come from weight training. So let’s give it a whirl!Get your own personalized plan!