Getting in shape does not mean you must include cardio every time or exercise until sweat is streaming down your face. The benefits of resistance exercises will take you farther than you know!
Additionally, your progress will be multiplied when you have the support and energy from a group in your resistance training workouts. Here’s what to know.
WHAT IS RESISTANCE TRAINING?
Often referred to as strength training, this form of exercise works your muscles against a weight or force.
Strength training activities must be done until it is difficult to do another repetition in order to gain the benefits. You should feel challenged while still maintaining good technique.
The point is to make your muscles do more work than they usually do during your day-to-day activities.
Resistance training is so essential and beneficial that even the CDC endorses these activities. The CDC advises since these exercises focus on all major muscles, they should be part of your regular fitness routine.
ADVANTAGES OF RESISTANCE WORKOUTS
No matter your age, gender, or fitness level, the benefits of resistance training can not be overstated. Some of the rewards your body will experience from incorporating resistance training into your workout sessions include:
IMPROVED MUSCLE FUNCTION
Think about it. We use our muscles every day just for mundane chores and actions. We need well-functioning muscles to climb stairs, reach to grab groceries off the top shelf, or simply walk. Properly functioning muscle groups are absolutely vital to living a healthy lifestyle.
Utilizing weight resistance movements can enhance your overall quality of life by allowing you to do more with less pain and more energy.
SUPPORTED MUSCULAR STRENGTH
Data confirms that resistance programs promote muscle strength and endurance. This has an immense impact on our everyday lives. In fact, muscle strength affects our physical mobility and may help reduce the risk of falls and fractures.
Resistance training exercises can help us maintain strength to lift ourselves out of that squishy couch, open jars, lift our children out of their car seats, and keep our overall independence.
INCREASED MUSCLE MASS
On average, adults lose three percent of their muscle strength and lean muscle mass every year. Resistance exercises are the most direct way to boost muscle mass which can help slow the deterioration that naturally comes with aging.
PROTECTED FROM INJURIES
Getting hurt, whether a backache or a tweak in your knee, can limit your lifestyle. Engaging in resistance workouts will help increase the strength of ligaments, tendons, and joint cartilage.
Whether you are concerned about experiencing tennis elbow or turning an ankle walking on uneven sidewalks, resistance training may help reduce the chance of all sorts of injuries.
REDUCED BODY FAT
Studies reveal resistance training can help boost your metabolism and increase your resting metabolic rate. Additional research indicates that resistance training was even more effective for improving metabolism than aerobic exercise.
INCREASED BONE DENSITY AND IMPROVED BALANCE
Consistent resistance training is highly beneficial for preserving bone mass while also maintaining (and increasing) bone density. Resistance training can even help improve balance and stability, which is especially important as you age.
SUPPORTED MENTAL HEALTH
We are more aware than ever that mental and emotional health is vital to our quality of life. Resistance training helps improve mood, social function, and physical movement.
BEST STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES
So, where can you begin and advance your strength exercises?
Boot camps are some of the most efficient workouts around when it comes to training the body’s major muscle groups. Boot camp routines work all the muscles in your body, which means you get a complete workout in a short amount of time.
Squats, lunges, bicep curls…the list of resistance training movements goes on and on. Unfortunately, knowing which exercises and how many repetitions will produce the optimal results you desire is difficult.
Plus, how many of us have started a resistance program only to skip a workout (or two)?
There may be a simple answer.
To meet and exceed your fitness goals, work with a professional fitness coach in a group setting.
Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC) can help.
THE BOTTOM LINE
It’s time to be consistent with your resistance exercises and join group classes led by the experts at Fit Body Boot Camp (FBBC). There is value and joy in group sessions that feature strength training exercises.
At Fit Body Boot Camp, a certified coach leads every Fit Body Boot Camp session to keep you active, encouraged, and injury-free. Our fitness experts give you personal attention to ensure you get the ultimate benefit from each workout.
Our Fit Body Boot Camp professional trainers are there to monitor your progress so you stay focused and excited about your exercise routine. Additionally, our supportive and affordable small group workout classes will inspire you as other members motivate and encourage each other.
At Fit Body Boot Camp, we are committed to result-driven sessions
- All fitness levels welcome
- Our signature Afterburn Workout burns twice the calories in half the time and keeps your metabolism running at a higher rate for up to 36 hours post-workout
- No intimidating equipment
- No figuring it out alone
Join us at Fit Body Boot Camp today to begin your journey to optimum health!