7 Reasons YOU should be strength training and how it can improve your life.

Have you ever tried strength training? Or you are strickly a cardio guy or girl? If your new to strength training or confused about why you need to do it? Read on, we have you covered. Let us share with you the 7 Benefits of Strength training and why it’s one of the BEST gifts you can give yourself.

Understanding the importance of strength training

Here at Bodyfix, some days it just makes no sense 🤷‍♀️🧐 Why don’t people understand? No matter how much we say it day in and day out.  There are proven studies that we all need to be doing strength training. So why is it that people just can’t get their head around it? 🤷‍♀️

More than just cardio…

Most of us who are over 20 were born in an era where the first thing we were told to do was go to a cardio-based class. I remember going to my first Step Aerobics Class at 16  thinking learning and knowing; Cardio RULES! 🤦‍♀️ But it doesn’t rule alone no it doesn’t! It needs strength to stand by its side and give us the gift of total fitness.💛

 

7 Reasons you might want to add Strength training to your gym Routine.

➡️Support a healthy heart

➡️ Improve your balance

➡️ Strengthen your bones, reduce the risk of osteoporosis

➡️ Boosts our energy & improves our mood

➡️ Help you lose weight & increases our metabolism to burn more calories

➡️ Make you look &nfeel better, stronger and fitter

➡️ Helps with chronic disease management

 

Add balance to your exercise regime

Why would any of us want to give up strength training in our programs? None of us wants to be injured right? But the short version is we stand a much higher chance of actually avoiding injury if we are strong, flexible and well balanced. There is no point being super flexible if your muscles do not have the strength to maintain the joint structure.

Strength training can help you avoid injury

Also a fact. This is one reason why people can be much more prone to injury because their muscles and connective tissue are weak because they are never stimulated. (Through Strength and Resistance Training). Injury happens to every single one of us at some time or another.

TIP: Learning how to lift properly with great technique will minimise the risk of any injury occurring from your workout. 💪

Cardio = Heart health + Strength training = All Health!

Is it that we don’t understand the benefits? Cardio is what we all turn to because it’s that mindset we are all in. We must do cardio to lose weight. The more we do the better it is for us? But NO that is not true. We all know that we need to do cardio to have a healthy heart and lungs but we need that strength training for the rest!

Built a balanced workout regime

So with all that said, focusing on just one thing is not good for our bodies for all the reasons above. The Body needs consistency, variety and in the number spot, Strength Training and that, our friends, is our secret. 💛

Need help?

Are you struggling to find the perfect balance? Not getting the results you thought you would? Sometimes when it comes to working out, it can be a little like trying to fix your car yourself. If you have been working out, and you are not getting results it might be time to call in an expert. A Personal trainer can help you focus your efforts, hone in on your goals, keep you accountable and lay the tracks for success. Not sure where to start? Why not get in touch for a chat

Article by Moo – The Owner of Bodyfix

Hi, I am Moo, gym owner, mother, business owner and jack of all trades here at Bodyfix. I have a huge huge passion for helping anyone & everyone out there to have a better and healthier lifestyle while at the same time achieving your health and fitness goals.

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