Learn about weight training
What is weight training?
Weight training, also known as resistance training or strength training, is a form of exercise that helps build and strengthen muscles. It uses external resistance, such as free weights, machines, resistance bands, or bodyweight, and offers many benefits. Let's explore them.
Does weight lifting help you lose weight?
Weight lifting has been proven to be an effective way to promote weight loss. Research suggests that regular weight lifting, along with a balanced diet, can help to reduce body fat and boost metabolism. Let's discuss how and why weight lifting can help support weight loss efforts.
The magic of the mind-muscle connection
Let's take a look at the mind-muscle connection with regards to training for hypertrophy or muscle growth. The mind-muscle connection is something that bodybuilders have known for years that's now backed up by science. Understand its meaning, implement it into your weight lifting workouts and reap the reward of gains!
Lifting weights has so many health benefits. It builds muscle and strengthens your joints and bones which helps to reduce the risk of certain health conditions like osteoporosis. Building muscle also helps us burn calories efficiently since muscle tissue burns calories even when resting so if you’re looking to lose weight, adding in some weight training will boost your metabolism and increase calorie burn. We lose muscle mass as we get older so adding some strength training to exercise routines helps us to keep strong and active and reduces the risk of injury. If you are new to lifting weights, you could start with some light dumbbells or kettlebells, and as you get stronger, increase the weight and number of reps you do. Wrist weights and ankle weights are also a great way to add weight whilst doing other activities such as walking or running. They are easy to wear and will help tone and build muscle. If you are used to weight training, bars and barbells are a great option since you can add different sizes of weight plate depending on how heavy you want to go. Don’t forget the collars for your bars to ensure you’re keeping the weight plates secured safely onto your bar before you start lifting.