What Is Strength Training, And Why Must You Do It?

August 18, 2012 by  
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Article by Thomas Christopher

What Is Strength Training, And Why Must You Do It? – Health

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A mammoth male lifts a hulking barbell. A tiny woman does catches and overhead throws that work her “lats”. A youngster pulls on a colored rubber tube. A teen lifts her legs repeatedly. A senior squeezes his knees together so hard his face is turning red. What is strength training? All of these.

Making your muscles move against outside resistance will certainly strengthen them along with bones, tendons, and ligaments. Done routinely, extended periods of resisted motion is a strength training. Do it 3 times a week along with stretching and aerobic exercises, and you have a complete health and fitness program.

Virtually any good health program includes strength training as an essential part. It keeps your lean muscle mass as it begins to turn to fat around age 30. It replaces slow-burning fat with muscle that requires 7 to 10 times as many calories daily–hence keeping more fat at bay. It enhances metabolic process–assisting your mind and keeping various chronic conditions at bay. Strength training builds up bones and balance to prevent or moderate falls.

Strength training has a number of forms; all except a red-faced senior doing isometric workouts are good. Isometrics nearly exclusively enhance muscles at the particular joint angle of the exercise instead of throughout a range of motion. Furthermore, it boosts blood pressure–unsafe for those with cardiac or stroke risks.

The most common form of strength training is the repeated use of progressively massive free weights to work all body parts. Barbells, good for the heavier range, are large and can be hazardous, if you lose control. They need a good deal of space for the bench and storage racks. A fitness center with a spotter is optimal spot to utilize these.

Even more people use dumbbells, specifically at home or the office. They use a great deal less room, and are much safer. Nevertheless, as your strength increases, you will certainly need ever heavier dumbbells, which can begin to take up much space and be a problem to keep track of.

An easy, space-saving option to standard dumbbells are the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 and Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells. Both allow you to dial the weight you need: put the handle in the rack, twist knobs at the ends of the handle, and a clip will move to pick up the weight you specified. The 552 includes weights from 5 to 52 pounds (thus the number) and the 1090 arrays from 10 to 90 pounds. One or the other is just the range you need from the start through your years of weight training–the name for this specific form of strength training.

Also handy are the resistance bands or tubes. Each color has a different resistance, with lighter colors having less resistance and darker, more. As you proceed, you are going to get a rainbow of colors. Mild resistance training is good for recovery from injuries. Nevertheless, it can be a significant and important option for even the most advanced strength trainers. Program variation a minimum of every 3 weeks is necessary to keep your body from “accommodation” which means no more progress, no more strength training gains.

Whether you utilize your very own body, workout equipment, resistance tubes, barbells, or the Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells, to develop your body, you will definitely experience the benefits of of strength training, and learn for yourself what strength training is.

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Learn more information concerning strength training at the SelectTechBowflex.com site. Find reviews of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells and the Bowflex SelectTech 1090s. Thomas Christopher is a Colorado-based public speaker.

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Learn more information concerning strength training at the SelectTechBowflex.com site. Find reviews of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbells and the Bowflex SelectTech 1090s. Thomas Christopher is a Colorado-based public speaker.












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