If you find yourself living in Brighton / Bentleigh / Bayside Area and you are an active and dedicated member of the Trifusion Fitness team, you will be no stranger to resistance training. This can come in the form of free weights, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises and bands, to name a few.
However, many of you might not know the true benefits that you are providing your body when we perform this myriad of resistance-based exercises. To keep it short we thought we would highlight some of the most important reasons why EVERYONE should have a strength based program that they do every week – note: these are all equally important.
1. Change Body Composition
Lean Toned muscle takes up 1/3 space as fat. So the more lean muscle you create and the more Fat you lose the more toned your body will become.
2. Boost Metabolism
The More Lean Muscle you have on your body the more calories you will burn at rest – Result, easier weight loss.
3. Improved Posture
Bad posture is often a result of muscular imbalances, weight training can strengthen the weaker muscles and bring posture back to correct alignment.
4. Keep Your Heart Healthy
Strength training has been shown to reduce your Blood Pressure and improve the functionality of the heart. Stronger the body, Stronger the heart.
5. Improve Mobility, Balance and Range of Movement
By strengthening our muscles we will move better with less pain and through a greater range.
6. Lose Weight
Regular resistance exercises not only improve the ability to lose weight, but it also increases your ability to keep it off. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat.
7. Avoid Muscle Loss
We should weight train not only to build lean toned muscle but to avoid losing muscle. The average adult who does no weight or resistance training will lose between 2.2kg and 3.2kg of muscle every decade.
8. Increase Mood
Strength training is a natural anti-depressant. It increases endorphins.
9. Balance Blood Glucose Levels
With obesity and diabetes becoming such an issue worldwide the introduction of strength training.
10. Sleep Better
Strength training is linked to overcoming sleep apnea. 60% of people who partake in regular strength training achieve 7 hours of sleep per night.
If you would like to know more about how to best implement a safe and effective resistance based training program please don’t hesitate to call or email one of our friendly trainers at Trifusion Fitness. We are conveniently located 837 Nepean Highway Bentleigh/Brighton.