Weight Training Benefits

Weight training or training with resistance is performed using controlled movements that target specific muscles and muscle groups by primarily using isolated or compound movements.

How do these exercises benefit you differently vs. cardiovascular exercises?

Steady state aerobic exercise that increases cardiorespiratory health may lead to many benefits on endurance and body composition, however, research has shown weight training has profound effects on the musculoskeletal systems, may help reduce lower-back pain, increase lean body mass while burning fat simultaneously and even prevent osteoporosis along with many other benefits when performed just a few times a week! Recent studies have illustrated weight training to also fight against insulin resistance while increasing the metabolic rate while helping to improve glucose metabolism and supporting blood pressure, digestion, sleep and energy levels.


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LOWERS LDL – Training has the ability to decrease  LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) bad cholesterol and raise the HDL or good cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein)

IMPROVES FAT LOSS AND MUSCLE GAIN- Weight training boosts metabolism helping you to burn fat while gaining muscle over time. Over time you should notice you may be losing inches and toning up significantly.


LOWERS RISK OF BREAST CANCER- Weight training has been shown to reduce estrogen levels. High estrogen has been linked to breast cancer and many other health complications.

IMPROVES MOOD- As you begin to notice the positive physical changes in your body and develop a regular exercise routine your ability to handle stress effectively will improve. Exercise also releases endorphins throughout training which help to elevate mood. Weight training allows you to sleep better, i.e. fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper.

REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY -Clinical studies have shown regular exercise to be one of the three best tools for effective stress.

IMPROVED BALANCE AND STABILITY- Posture also becomes straighter as the core strengthens helping to stand and sit more comfortably.


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