6 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights

I know this, all I have to do is start practicing it on a consistent basis! Great post.

First Alarm Strength Training and Fitness

You don’t have to be a professional body builder or a serious athlete to start strength training.  The average person can see huge benefits from lifting weights.  This is in no way an exhaustive list but here are some of those benefits.

Higher Metabolic Rate

Muscle burns energy.  The more muscle that a person has, the more calories they will burn at rest.  Too many times people are afraid of strength training thinking that it will make them gain weight or that extended time on the treadmill will help reduce body fat the quickest.  The truth is that lifting weights will increase muscle mass, which will cause your body to burn more calories both at rest and during exercise, making your workout more effective.  The scale may say a higher number but that is just because muscle is more dense than fat (you might hear that muscle weighs more than…

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One Response to 6 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights

  1. I totally agree with you! I am going to my power class in an hour! I started lifting with Max fitness 12 weeks ago, I had done it intermittently before, I love it!

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