7 Ways Strength Training Boosts Your Health and Fitness

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Reasons to Add Strength Training to Your Workout Routine
Strength training goes a long way in terms of supporting bone health, making aerobic exercise more productive, preventing injury, and facilitating healthy aging. Getty Images

When we take the choice to start caring about our well being, we find ourselves drowned in countless training programs and diets, which makes a simple choice like duration of a workout look very complicated. So for this post I will go through the basics as I like to put it ¨Our bodies were around long before gyms were open¨, and Strength Training is the perfect way to start.

1. Strength training makes you stronger and fitter.

Muscle strength is vital for our daily life activities, especially as we get older and muscle mass start decreasing naturally.

Strength training is also called resistance training, strengthening and toning your muscles by contracting them against a resisting force. There are two types of resistance training: (3)

  • Isometric resistance involves contracting your muscles against a non moving object, such as push-ups against the floor.
  • Isotonic strength training involves contracting your muscles dynamically as in weight lifting.

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