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Yusuf Boyd, NASM Elite Trainer, Athletic Training, answeredThere are many benefits to strength training that range from stronger bones, muscles, and joints to reduced risk of injury. Strength training stresses the muscles and the muscles adapt by rebuilding themselves stronger. This can reduce risk of injury in many ways. For example, an individual with a strong and stable base of support (legs) will be less likely to injury themselves during activity than one with a weaker base. If you have good stability and strength your body can adapt to situations more efficiently by providing more support if a fall occurs, thus reducing the chance of injury.
Chris Patrick , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Training with weights or resistance improves strength and balance. With stronger muscles, daily tasks like carrying groceries or bending down to pick up the grand-kids are made easier. Weight training improves your flexibility, mobility, and bone density too. As we get older, these tend to decline, so lifting weights can make you feel younger.
Weight training can also help prevent disease. The risk of diseases and illnesses like osteoporosis, arthritis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol can be significantly reduced with weight training.
Lifting weights speeds recovery time. Studies have shown that those who participate in resistance training programs heal and recover faster from injuries and illness than those who do not. Those involved in physical therapy will also benefit greatly.
One of the greatest benefits of weightlifting, for aesthetic purposes, is that it burns calories and builds lean muscle. The addition of lean muscle to your body means that your metabolism will have to burn more calories to support it. People with more lean muscle burn more calories than those without it.
Finally, weight training is a tremendous confidence booster. Adding a little lean muscle to your frame will provide definition and tone while at the same time reducing body fat. Having a better looking body will improve your self-image.
Weightlifting has tremendous amounts of benefit and below is a list of some of the endless possibilities:
- Increased lean muscle mass will lead to an increased metabolism which may aid in weight loss
- Decrease of body fat
- Increased strength
- Increased endurance
- Increased energy
Many more possibilities are present. Let me know your goals and I would be glad to assist and answering further questions.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.