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Benefits of Weight Training

  • Date Submitted: 11/20/2012 07:39 AM
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The Benefits of Weight Training

In today’s world, health has become a common subject among people everywhere. Whether it is to lose weight or to just “tone up,” individuals are seeking ways in which to better their figures and create a much healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families. Lack of exercises can lead to many life threatening health factors such as cardiovascular disease, while the lack of healthy food choices and vitamin intake can lead to obesity or arthritis. With the help of weight training though, one can decrease these risks and began to lead themselves in the direction towards a longer life. Because of the absence of knowledge about weight training, many confuse it” with “weight lifting.” But there is a difference. Weight lifting is more so the objection of building muscle mass in order to lift a large amount of weight. Weight training is the concept of simply trying to “benefit your heart, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, and help you lose weight,” no matter your age or size. It makes one much stronger and fitter, which always makes someone feel more confident and happy.
Since weight training is unlike weight lifting, since there is less use of lifting weights (of course), weight training is also referred to as resistance training. This means that when someone “weight trains,” they are contracting their muscles against a “non-moving object” such as doing a push up against the floor. There is no need of any extra weight other than your own body weight. By doing this, and other types of resistance training such as air squats and calf raises, one can benefit by both looking and feeling better. Muscles will shape and tone, bones will strengthen and gain density, and there will be a boost of wellness and energy in one’s overall body and lifestyle. Along with this, health risks will decrease as one’s life span will increase.
Weight training not only leads to a healthy style, but it also teaches individuals on how to...


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