Knowing that you are responsible for the results and you did it on your own is one of the perks of lifting weights.
Weight lifting will help form a better version of you, mentally and physically. Improve your bone density, increase the strength of your muscles and gain confidence.
Whether you are looking to start a strength training regimen or just looking for a new hobby, lifting weights is the way to go.
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Goal setting is crucial to weight training as well as your everyday life. Lifting weights requires you to set a goal and go after it. If you don’t plan, you will never achieve. This is also common in everyday life; setting goals, arranging your priorities and sticking it through.
Weight training improves your muscle strength which ultimately results in improved balance, posture and coordination.
Just push yourself, one last set, one more rep… yes you did it! Lifting weights tests your limits and improves your mental toughness. Challenging your body is one of the best ways to test the strength of your mind. So prove to yourself how tough you really are and start lifting weights.
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Contrary to what many believe; lifting weights is not only good for muscle strength. It is also one of the best ways to prevent or stop bone loss.
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According to Jason Chirichigno, physician at One Medical Group, “[it] all boils down to the ability of the body to transport glucose into the cells to be used. Both weight training and physical activity stimulate the molecular signaling pathways that get glucose into the cell. The second issue with type II diabetes (insulin resistance) outside of the metabolic issues is the pro-inflammatory state of the body which once again interferes with the body’s ability to get that glucose into the cells. Resistance training has been shown to increase the transporters that carry glucose in.”
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Lifting weights increases your metabolism with ultimately results in more calories burned. Your metabolism fires up during your exercise and continues to stay boosted after. (See: 10 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism Every Morning)
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Lifting weights provides you with the opportunity to make new friends that share the same interests as you. Find a workout buddy and spot each other at the gym.
Have you hit a plateau? Lifting weights will increase your overall strength as well as your confidence and charisma. Talk with a personal trainer and plan the right training program that will suit your athletic needs.