What comes to your mind when you think of weight training? Do you think about body builders with bulky muscles and chiseled chests?
Scientists say that weight training offers incredible benefits in improving health for everyday people.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝟓 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
𝟏. 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. Strength training can help manage and lose weight by burning calories during and after workouts and by preserving muscle mass to prevent your metabolism from slowing down.
𝟐. 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬. Strength training will elevate your level of endorphins which helps to boost your energy levels and improve your mood.
𝟑. 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲. Strength or weight training activities that put stress on bones, such as those that tug and push on bone, nudge bone-forming cells into action, result in stronger and denser bones.
𝟒. 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. Weight training is a fantastic activity for many reasons. It increases muscle strength by making your muscles work against a weight or force. Thus, helping you to build stronger muscles and to develop your muscular endurance.
𝟓. 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞. Weight training can be life-changing for many people.
Goblet Squat. One of the most effective exercises to build lower body strength. It is a lower-body exercise in which you hold a dumbbell or kettlebell with both hands in front of your chest. Then, you squat while holding the dumbbell. Your elbows should come between your knees.
Thruster Squats. This is a combination of a front squat and an overhead press. The squat thrust can build muscle in your triceps and pecs while also activating lower body muscles like the hamstrings, quads, and glutes. Squat thrusts can improve cardiovascular health.
Plank Rows. is an exercise that challenges your core, increases stability throughout your spine, and targets the muscles of the middle and upper back, shoulders and arms. It is performed by doing a row with a set of dumbbells from the plank pose.
Overhead Tricep Extensions. Overhead tricep extensions focus specifically on the long head of the triceps. It activates your core, glutes, and lower back muscles as stabilizers during the movement.
Hammer Curls. A hammer curl is a variation of the biceps curl and targets muscles in the upper and lower arm. Aside from dumbbells, you can also perform it with cables or bands.
Dumbbell Row. The single-arm dumbbell row is one of the simplest exercises to perform. You will just kneel on a bench and row your arm to your side and it only requires just a dumbbell to load the movement.