Benefits of weight training

Yes, lifting heavy things makes the journey so much easier.


Okay, so one of the most common questions I get asked, or the thing that raises most eyebrows when I’m talking to new gym goers or people who come to me for advice about getting into shape in general is about the benefits of using weights; resistance machines, resistance bands, kettlebells, the list goes on!

It’s simple; adding resistance makes things harder. Told you it was simple! One of the main advantages to using weights or resistance machines is that you will be helping to develop muscle; now I’ve spoken to a lot of ladies – and some men and the first thing I hear back when I talk about muscle development is “I don’t want to get bulky, I just want to tone up”. Firstly you need to understand what ‘toning’ is – it is developing muscle and lowering your body fat percentage; now you can be almost 100% sure…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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