Strength training or resistance training involves the performance of physical exercises that are designed to improve strength and endurance.
According to a research, strengthening exercises are beneficial for older adults because these exercises help build muscle strength and muscle mass and preserve bone density. Strength training has the ability to combat weakness, fragility and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
BENEFITS OF STRENGTH TRAINING
Strengthening training helps to build your muscles which burn more calories. Lifting weights usually leads to higher EPOC ( Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption) level than cardio, resulting in more significant muscle breakdown.
This means that the body continues to burn calories even after completing a weightlifting workout.
Lower your Risk of Injury
Strength training helps improve the strength, range of motion, and mobility of your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This can reinforce strength around major joints like your knees, hips, and ankles to provide additional protection against injury.
Decrease Abdominal Fat
Strength training is an important component of burning off belly fat. Having more muscle tone can help you to burn more fat, since muscles burn off more more calories than fat when the body is at rest.
Makes your Bones Stronger
Activities that put stress on bones can nudge bone-forming cells into action. That stress comes from the tugging and pushing on the bone that occurs during strength training. That result to stronger bones.
Promote Greater Mobility and Flexibility
Stabilizing muscles are situated around joints and contract when it’s in an extreme position. Strength training stabilize these joints and lead to increase in mobility and flexibility. Mobility is vital as it helps to reduce the risk of injuries.
Avoid overdoing it
You can have too much of a good thing, and exercise fits in that category. Pushing yourself too hard and too far with exercise can lead to injuries, burnout, or decreased perfomance.
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