Strength Training: The Ultimate Guide

Strength training is a form of workout in which muscles are exercised by using an opposite force.

And, is usually with the use of weight bars, dumbbells and weight stacks.

According to the congress of The European Society of Cardiology, you can prolong your life by increasing muscle strength.

In fact, every movement that a human makes requires some sort of muscle strength, and there is no other support for it in everyday life.

In this blog, you will get to know how strength training is good for the longevity of your life.

Top 3 Benefits
It's not only an athletic figure but strong bodies are linked to sharp minds, higher levels of productivity and a will to try more things in life. 

Below are three top benefits of strength training:

1. Slows Ageing On The Body

Typically, the body loses mass with age.

But, strength training can actually be an anti-ageing process.

Simply, what strength training does, is it generates signals in your brain asking it to produce more healthy tissues.

Moreover, multiple studies have shown that older people who did strength training exercises regularly, found themselves more mentally sharp, mobile and metabolically healthier.

2. Improved Complexion

Besides anti-ageing, strength training is also associated with your complexion.

So, working out with weights will result in losing fatty tissues between muscle and skin, which can make you look younger than your age.

3. Better Joints 

Strength training can improve your joints - the connections between bones in your body, necessary for a human to move. 

Usually with age, not only do the bones lose their strength, but also joints get weaker.

Therefore, if that process gets slowed down somehow, like through strength training, a person can enjoy moving around even in very old age.

Guidelines for Strength Training

Although strength training is good, it is important to follow some guidelines.

The Technique

There are four things that make a weight lift correct - breath, posture, core and limitations. 

With the wrong technique, you can disturb your muscles or even injure yourself.

So, in the beginning, stages take help from a trainer or watch videos from a reputed source.

Lastly, know your limitations; over-lifting can fracture the bones or strain the muscles. 

Lift Heavier Weights

Lifting weights that are too light for your weight and size won’t do much help. 

For instance, if you are easily able to do 22 reps, it means you need to pick 5 pounds heavier.

With that in mind, keep increasing the weights with time and make sure that your number of reps are consistent.

Be Agile 

It is said that muscles are built outside the gym.

As such, if you are spending 40 minutes on what you can do in 20 minutes, you will get the same results but your 20 minutes are wasted.

Simply, finish your strength workout as soon as you can, it will save you a lot of time.

Age is Only a Number

Unless you’re extremely young, old or unable to move then you are suitable for strength training.

In other words, age is only a number for strength training.

Therefore, you can even start at 60 or even 70 if you are doing your other activities somewhat normally. 

There will be Soreness

No pain no gain!

If you are doing it the right way, there will always be soreness.

However, it’s a sign that something good is happening to your body.

Let’s say the soreness is unbearable, stop working out and see a doctor.

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