Weight training translates to more calories burned and make it easier for you to stay lean and trim.
Weight training isn’t just for the body builders. Weight training Roswell GA style translates to more calories burned and makes it easier for you to stay lean and trim.
We believe everyone should sign up for weight training, whether you intend to lose weight, build muscle or simply stay in shape. Alternated with aerobic workouts, Fit2DMax weight training is integral to losing weight and is a critical part of any successful wellness program. We encourage men, women and children aged 13 to 17 to add strength training to their routines.
Benefits of a great weight training program include:
A boost in energy levels and an improvement in mood
A boost in self-confidence as you become leaner, trimmer and more fit. The confidence that results from strength training leads to an overall gain in your quality in life.
Better endurance. Work harder and longer and improve your capacity for physical activities.
Better bone density. Counteract bone density loss as you age by adding strength training to your workout plan.
Decreased risk of injury and improved motor performance. Weight training increases the strength of connective tissue, muscles and tendons.
Men don’t often need a nudge to see the benefits of strength training, but women mistakenly think it will lead to unattractive bulk. This isn’t true; find out why during a complimentary workout session.
8 Reasons why women should weight train:
1.You’ll lose body fat.
Wayne Westcott, PhD, from Quincy, Massachusetts, revealed in his research that the average woman who strength trains two to three times per week for at least two months may gain two pounds of muscle, but she’ll also lose 3.5 pounds of fat.
Weight training is vital to improving your resting metabolism — the part of your body responsible for burning calories all day long, even when you’re not engaging in physical activity. As your lean muscle increases, so does your resting metabolism. Generally speaking, for each pound of muscle you gain, you burn an additional 30 to 50 calories per day – that adds up quickly.
2. You’ll gain strength — without bulking up.
Women don’t become bigger from weight training. Compared to men, women have ten to 30 times less of the hormones that cause muscle growth and hypertrophy, so unlike men, they don’t gain size from strength training. You will, however, develop defined, toned muscles.
3. You’ll decrease your risk of osteoporosis.
By increasing spinal bone mineral density through weight training — as much as 13 percent in six months — you’ll lower your risk for osteoporosis. Coupled with calcium, strength training is a woman’s best defense against developing this disease.
4. You’ll empower yourself.
Increase your strength by 30 to 50 percent — at the same rate as men who train with weights. The more you can do without asking for help, the more empowered you’ll feel. It’ll be easier to lift heavier weights, which makes it easier to do things like wrangle a bunch of kids, carry multiple bags in at once, and do yard work.
5. Decrease the risk of injury, joint pain and lower back pain.
Build stronger connective tissues and increase joint stability so that daily tasks and routine exercise will prove less likely to cause injury. A recent 12-year study showed that strengthening the lower back muscles in particular has an 80 percent success rate in alleviating or even eliminating lower back pain. Other studies have indicated that weight training plays a role in strengthening joints and easing the pain associated with osteoarthritis.
6. Reduce your chances of heart disease.
Weight training improves your cardiovascular health in a number of ways. It lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and blood pressure while it increases HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
7. Decrease your risk of developing diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association reports that 29.1 million American adults have diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes. Dr. Barry A. Franklin from William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan suggests that weight training improves the way the body processes sugar, which could reduce the body’s likelihood of developing adult-onset diabetes. His studies indicate that a body can increase glucose utilization by 23 percent in just four months of regular weight training.
8. Weight training can benefit you regardless of your age.
Women in their 70s and even 80s have built up significant strength through supervised weight training programs. Weight training can increase a woman’s strength by 30 to 50 percent. It’s never too late, and you’re never too old to see results, especially when you get customized workouts from the best.
Call (404) 913-3629 today to request a complimentary workout session with Max to learn how weight training leads to healthy transformations.