Benefits of Resistance Training*

Thursday, 5 February 2015, By Darren McInnes

Why Doing Weights Is Worth It

Resistance training is a vital part of any exercise program. Here are 7 benefits of incorporating a structured resistance routine into your program. 


1. It boosts your metabolism.
Resistance exercise is much more effective in increasing our energy burn post-session than most cardio training. Following a high-intensity workout, your metabolic rate can be increased for up 40 hours.

2. It prevents injury.
Strength training improves the stability of joints and core and also builds stronger connective tissue.

3. It improves sleep.
Weight training is a proven tonic to common cause of sleeplessness, such as depression, pain and obesity.

4. It lifts your productivity.
The boost of circulation around your body and to your brain improves alertness, energy and mental health.

5. It can make you look younger.
Mass gained from lifting weights counteracts the muscle degeneration we all experience as we get older.

6. It ups Self-esteem.
Resistance exercise has been shown to improve physical self-perceptions and overall self-esteem. The physical benefits of weight training help us to feel more confident and happy about our bodies.

7. It increases bone density.
The earlier that training with weights begins, the less likely we are to develop bone density issues such as osteoporosis.

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.

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