The Top 4 Benefits of Strength Training
Strength training is something we really focus on at Body Society with our SAS (Strength & Skill classes). We think it’s so important that we offer SAS classes every single weekday. Strength training specialises in the use of resistance training to build bone density, anaerobic endurance, and the strength and size of muscles. It is a great way to burn calories and gain muscle.
It has been scientifically proven that lean muscle mass diminishes as we get older, resulting in an increase of fat over muscle in our bodies. This means strength training is important to help to preserve muscle and keep yourself fit and healthy no matter how old you are! Here are just some of the added benefits of strength training:
Increased Cognitive Function
Research has found that taking part in regular strength training can help to increase your cognitive function. How? When you train with weights and push your body, it helps to enhance the neuromuscular system, making it work more effectively and efficiently. Your neuromuscular system is all of the muscles in your body and the nerves that help them to work. Our cognitive function can start to degenerate as we get older, so strength training can help to offset cognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Boosts Your Metabolism
Exercising is a great way to boost your body’s metabolism, but especially when strength training. Through strength training, you can enhance your body composition, and develop muscle mass, which all contributes to an increased metabolic rate. Many people don’t realise that building muscle speeds up your metabolism, which is the process by which you process food and burn it off faster.
Increased Pain Relief
Strength training is a great way to improve your function and posture as it trains your body in the correct positions. Many people suffer from muscular pain or discomfort caused by dysfunctional joints and poor posture. But by working with our trainers in strength class, you can learn how to straighten your posture, which can help to improve any aches and pains.
This one may be obvious but it’s also the most important for your health and well-being. By developing your strength you will see an improvement in your ability to complete day to day activities!
There are many different benefits of strength training that can all improve your life in different ways. From an increase in cognitive abilities to a reduction in pain, strength training can be life-changing!
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