In a world that constantly emphasizes the importance of staying fit and healthy, one activity stands out as a versatile and accessible option for people of all ages and fitness levels – lifting weights/strength training.
Contrary to the misconception that weightlifting is exclusively for bodybuilders or athletes, this empowering form of exercise, especially when guided by personal training, offers a multitude of benefits for everyone.
Let's explore why incorporating lifting weights into your routine is truly an inclusive and rewarding experience.
1. you are less likely to die.
Straight up the most powerful reason there is to start lifting weights is that you will live longer. It has been shown in multiple studies that adding just one hour of lifting weights to your weekly routine can drop your mortality rate from all causes by up to 25%! If that sounds good to you get in touch now and book your first session.
If that still isn’t enough keep reading and I’ll go into a little more depth on the benefits of lifting weights.
2. builds functional strength.
Lifting weights, especially when guided personal training, isn't just about sculpting impressive muscles; it's about developing strength that enhances your everyday life. Whether you're carrying your shopping home in one trip, playing with your kids, or even just performing household chores, the increased strength gained from weightlifting with personal training contributes to a more capable and confident you.
3. aids body composition.
Weightlifting, when complemented by nutrition, isn't solely about pumping iron; it's a powerful tool for improvements in body composition. Whether that is to reduce unwanted body fat, or just put on some muscle.
4. improves bone density.
As we age, maintaining strong and healthy bones becomes crucial. Lifting weights has been shown time and time again to increase bone density resulting in stronger bones, resulting in a reduction in the risk of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, low back pain, and fractures. This makes it a fantastic activity for individuals of all ages, especially when personal training support ensures the exercises are tailored to your needs and ability level.
5. enhances mental well-being.
The benefits of lifting weights extend beyond the physical realm. There have been multiple studies that show lifting weights regularly can help with both clinical depression and depression symptoms. As well as some newer evidence that it aids with your cognitive ability and increases in Self-esteem.
6. Adaptable to all fitness levels.
Not everyone is built to pound the pavement and slog it out on a run, or a bike. One of the beauties of lifting weights with personal training is its scalability. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast, personal training ensures that weightlifting routines can be tailored to your fitness level. With various weights, equipment, and exercises available, everyone can find a suitable starting point and gradually progress at their own pace under the guidance of personal training.
In essence, lifting weights is an inclusive activity that offers a wide array of physical and mental benefits. It's time to debunk the myth that lifting weights is reserved for a select few. Everyone, regardless of age, gender, or fitness level, can embrace strength training and embark on a journey towards a healthier, more empowered self through the transformative power of lifting weights.
So, grab those dumbbells, hit the gym, and witness the positive changes unfold in your life with the support of personal training.