As the obesity epidemic continues to rise’s and people become more and more unfit, over weight and just feeling like crap…

More and more people are turning to exercise and healthy eating to get themselves back in shape, drop a few pounds or just get that little bit leaner………… But as always the general consensus is, you need to cardio to get fitter and healthier, you need to walk, swim, jog or go to the gym and get up on them boring cardio machines. (lol will save that comment for another blog) In todays blog, I am going to show you how weight training can help improve your health

STRENGTH

One of the biggest problem we have as humans, is that after the age of 30 your body automatically lose muscle. This means your ability to do everyday tasks like lifting, carrying and being able to move freely will become harder, with weight training you can offset this issue and help prevent muscle loss, meaning you will be a bad ass for many more years

FLEXIBILITY

Who know weight training can help you become more flexible….. if done correctly mind you. By working the muscles through a full range of motion, weight training can improve your overall body flexibility. Increased flexibility reduces the risk of muscle pulls and back pain, because if you injured you cannot train, you not train you can get your results

BODY COMPOSITION

This is the one that all women want…. They want to look more toned, slimming, smaller and just fit back into them awesome clothes you have, and guess what …… weight training can help you achieve this!!! Weight training will reducing body fat, boosting your metabolism (which means burning more calories when at rest), and get you building lean muscle. This means your overall weight may not change, but your body shape will change massively

POSTURE

So many of us work in the office, or sit at home for hours, or sit in the wrong position. The way you sit and stand on a daily basis will influence the health of your neck, shoulder, back, hip and abdominal muscles. Stronger muscles can help you stand and sit straighter and more comfortably. Improved balance and stability, and alleviate pain

STATE OF MIND

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. Weight training allows you to sleep better, i.e. fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. Clinical studies have shown regular exercise to be one of the three best tools for effective stress management.

REDUCES CELLULITE

But by far, the most practical, safest and long lasting way to reduce cellulite is by combining diet with an appropriate exercise program that tones the underlying muscle. Therefore, an aerobic only exercise program aimed at burning fat is not enough.

Strength training is an important element in reducing the unsightly appearance of cellulite since it increases muscle tone and decreases total body fat. But the way you strength train is even more important. A program that targets fat loss in the lower body, specifically hips, thighs, abdomen and buttocks is ideal for most women.

So ladies you can see that weight training can not only get you in awesome shape, but has a massive massive benefit on your health…..:) So don’t be afraid to get under the bar, lift them dumbbells, and just get yourself back in shape, leaner more toned and back in them clothes……

Mick O (RRT)
Mick O (RRT)
I help men and women in Wexford lose weight, get toned and get back in shape with my semi-private personal training program. With all my programs being based on nutrition, training, mindset and accountability you can be sure you will not only get amazing results but learn how to keep them.

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