Why it’s important to do Strength & Conditioning Training

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Having good core & body strength, balance and stability is essential for both men and women. Strength training (also known as ‘resistance training’) is where you continuously challenge your muscles. It will help you build strong muscles, tone and re-shape your body, reduce the chance of injury, improve muscle fatigue, and improve muscle endurance.

Incorporating resistance training into your program 2-3 times a week will also increase your lean body mass which will increase your metabolic rate, so you’ll burn more fat when not exercising. This leads to weight loss, shape change, and achieving real results.
Did you know, at rest, a kilo of muscle will burn 50-100 calories per day whereas a kilo of fat will burn only 5-7 calories a day?
Women especially tend to avoid strength/resistance training due to the misconception they would get bulky when lifting weights. In fact, for a body to ‘bulk up’ testosterone has to be present. Both women and men have testosterone in their bodies however women have far less than men, hence the reason it is much more difficult for women to bulk up. Yes, while it is possible it takes countless hours of heavy training each day and a lot of supplementation for women to gain bulky muscle mass.

Why should you do Strength & Conditioning training?
  • Increases fat burning
  • Increase your metabolic rate and burn more calories = drop body fat
  • Increasing & restoring bone density –  helps fight osteoporosis
  • Increase lean muscle mass (women won’t bulk up)
  • You will change shape and tone up
  • Prevent injury due to stronger muscles & tendons
  • Improve your balance
  • Reduce the rate of heart disease
  • Helps in rehabilitation and recovery
  • most importantly – gain confidence and satisfaction from a toner, leaner body
  • A lower fat body mass means a healthier, happier and a more fabulous you!

What are some strength training exercises?
The best strength and conditioning exercises you can do are compound exercises. These exercises are multi-joint movements, that work several muscles or muscles groups at once. For example squats engage lower body muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes, back and core.
Compare that to isolation exercises which only work one muscle or muscle group at a time. Isolation exercises are frequently used for rehab, or to correct a specific muscle weakness.

Compound exercises include:
  • Lunges
  • Deadlifts
  • Push Ups
  • Shoulder press
  • Pull ups
  • Weight training

In future posts I’ll go into more detail about just what exercises to do, how to do them correctly, and what’s right for your fitness level and body type.
Working out will never be boring again, so with my help you can get fit, healthy & motivated!

Yours in Good Health & Fitness
PowerTrain Sports

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