Strength training makes you stronger, fitter and more lean. It keeps the fire burning in the furnace (your metabolism) for up to 48-72 hours. Yes that’s right, you keep burning fat long after you have finished your workout! Even sitting on the couch!
There are so many reasons why you should include weights and strength training in your exercise program.
- Maintains muscle and prevents muscle loss (especially as we age)
- Muscular fitness
- Builds bone
- Can help with medical conditions such as arthritis,
- Helps prevent disease
- Keeps weight off (fat loss)
- Better body mechanics
- Improves energy levels and mood
If your new to strength training, seek your doctors advice first before commencing.
Start on lighter weights and increase as you get stronger.
Be sure to know the correct techniques (you tube and the internet have numerous guides).
Follow the plan below. You can do this 2 times in the week but make sure you have a rest day in between!
It’s common also to have DOMS, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. just the muscles and body getting used to new loads and building strength so to speak. I love a relaxing Epsom Salt bath to help reduce the muscle soreness and stiffness.