When it comes to fitness, pushing big weights is essential for overall health and growth of muscles. Yes, you read that right...BIG weights!!
One of the biggest myths I love to debunk is "I want to lift weights, but I do not want to be bulky." You will never become bulky while lifting weights. You would have to eat perfectly like it's your job and you would most likely have to cycle steroids. You will not become bulky while lifting weights.
You also start to lose your muscle mass as early as the ages of 30! Consistently hitting the gym can negate this from happening. Some benefits of weight training include:
1. Makes you physically stronger
2. Increases bone density
3. Lowers your risk of injury
4. Increases your metabolism
If you want to lose body fat or lose any weight, having a faster metabolism is optimal.
5. Improves your heart health
Regular strength training exercises can decrease blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and improve blood circulation by strengthening your heart and blood vessels. It can also decrease your risk of diabetes.
6. Increases your mobility and flexibility.
7. Decreases abdominal fat
Fat stored around the abdomen, especially visceral fat, is associated with an increased risk of chronic disease, heart disease, fatty liver diseases, and certain types of cancer.
8. Promote a better quality of life
Lifting will improve your quality of life especially as you age. One study showed that adults who are 50 years or older had an increase in mood, which helped with mental health, physical function, pain management, general health and vitality. Weight lifting can also decrease your chances of developing arthritis.
There are so many benefits to weight lifting in terms of overall health and longevity. If you do not consistently lift weights, I highly suggest that you consider making it a part of your weekly routine. Start off light and try to go 2-3 days a week.
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