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Have you ever wondered what strength training can do for you? In this corner of GR8NESS, you’ll find all kinds of insights into strength training. Aside from becoming physically stronger in muscle and body composition, strength training can benefit the mind and keep the body healthy overall.

We’ll get into all things strength training related. You’ll find the benefits as they are discovered to new and emerging strength training methods, and the old school ones. This is our investigation of what has worked according to science, so you can try what just might work for you.

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Strength Training

As humans, we have refined our ability to build upon our physical strength. It’s taken decades of studying and coming to understand the physical capabilities of the body. Today, we have access to information that can help improve just about any aspect of bodily function desired. While strength training appears outwardly as another word for “weight lifting,” it concerns much more.

Incorporating strength training is not just for those who are interested in building their bodies, but also those who would like to maintain their mobility and alleviate pain. Strength training has various benefits, and there are several ways to go about it. Here, we’ll explore it all.

The Benefits

The obvious thing to note is that strength training can help to improve muscular strength. A developed muscular composition is evident in appearance. What isn’t as obvious are the benefits that come as a byproduct of doing so.

Muscle strength is important for all people. It may even be helpful to note that not all developed muscle is equally as strong as it looks.

Mass can be achieved without strengthening muscle optimally. When it comes down to it, being able to lift 300 pounds is not useful for every person anyway, but having your muscles, bones, and joints in top shape? That is. No matter what age or physical activity level bracket you fall into, strength training is beneficial.

Maintaining muscle mass as we age becomes more difficult. Each person loses a percentage of muscle each year after approximately age 30. This can decline physical mobility and strength, leading to an increased chance of injury, pain, and fatigue. For this reason, strength training is particularly useful as we age.

Similarly, it’s great for fending off unwanted weight. Strength training helps to activate the metabolism and enable the burning of calories for longer periods of time following exercise.

Aside from these, strength training can help to alleviate pain associated with chronic diseases like arthritis. Just as well, minor fatigue and aches may also be improved. For example, in some cases, lower back pain may be addressed by strengthening the hamstring muscles. They serve as a support for various movements that would otherwise place tension on the lower back. Other diseases relating to the respiratory system as well as metabolic or digestive conditions, may also be influenced positively by strength training.

Consider this category a running list of strength training benefits, as well as an insight into the specifics.

Execution

The benefits of strength training are really only as relevant as the execution. Weight training is known as a popular form of strength training, but if you’re not into it per se—worry not. Given the diverse benefits, we’re here to discuss other options. Our efforts in this space will address theories, myths, tips and tricks, for your convenience. With education on the forms that exist, as well as to incorporate them in your life realistically, we believe there is a variation of strength training everyone can try.

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We’re not physical therapists or doctors, but we sure are readers of their expertise. It is our goal to provide you with an idea of the different ways to strength train, real reasons to do so, and anything else you’d like to know about. The fitness industry continues to expand, and the way that people are choosing to be active does with it. We’re excited to see these advancements as they come, and report back with the clearest insight possible.

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