Why We Need Weight Training
Enhances Body Composition - Strength training increases your lean body mass and decreases your body fat percentages.
Increases Metabolism - An increase in your lean body mass results in an increase in metabolic activity.For every 1 pound of muscle gained you burn approximately 50 more calories a day.
Enhances Fat Burning Mechanism - With an increase in lean body mass, additional fat can be burned during exercise.
Improves Muscle Tone - Muscle definition increases which makes you look and feel younger.
Prevents Injuries - Increases in lean body mass can reduce stress placed on the joints such as the knees, hips and back.
Enhances Sports Performance - Stronger muscles and improved coordination lead to better performances in sports and recreational activities.
Improves Posture - Increasing the strength of the back muscles can help to prevent or correct any back problems you may have.
Enhances Bone Density - Strength training helps to minimize the decline in bone density (osteoporosis). After the age of 30 women experience bone loss of about .7% - 1% per year.
Postpones The Aging Process - Research has shown that individuals at any age can increase muscle strength through a regular routine of strength training exercises.