Are you ready to take your workout to a whole new level? Are you tired of the same old workout routine that leaves you bored and lacking results? Do you feel interested in strength training but find yourself intimidated? If you have heard all of the hype behind strength training and you want to learn a little bit more, it’s time to get educated.
There are a lot of myths out there that have kept many people away from strength training overall. Women in particular feel a bit intimidated by the whole process. They are also afraid that they will bulk up when really they just want to add muscle tone. It’s time to put the myths to rest and to focus on why strength training is a must within your workout regimen.
This One Element Will Give You Results You Never Dreamed Of
If you are at a plateau, if you are looking for more visible results, or if you simply find that you need a new challenge, then strength training can help. Contrary to popular belief, this is a great enhancer to your ordinary workout to help change your body in a very positive way. There’s a reason that you are hearing so much hype about strength training, and it’s time to start making this a major focus in your healthy lifestyle.
There are so many wonderful benefits to adding a strength component. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what your body make up is, or what goals you are trying to accomplish within fitness—there are some amazing benefits to strength training overall.
So here we look at just how strength training can add that extra something to your workouts, and really take things to a whole new level:
1. You will add lean muscle as you burn fat:
This is what you never heard about strength training that you probably should have a long time ago. When you incorporate strength into your regimen, you are helping the body to shed fat. Sure cardio can help, but it alone can’t give you the same type of results. When you focus on strength training you are burning fat from the body AND adding lean muscle.
This is the tone and definition that you have probably always dreamed about, and strength training is the vehicle to get you there. Cardio alone will only help you to burn calories and shed fat, but it won’t do a thing to replace that with lean muscle tissue. A strength component will truly help to accomplish both at the same time, and that makes it a true value. Experts are seeing this more and more, such as at Mayo Clinic where they back up these same facts http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/in-depth/strength-training/art-20046670
2. You will burn more calories well after your workout is over:
This is a lesser known fact that needs to become your mantra. Even after you workout and you push it hard at the gym, you are going to keep on burning calories. The reason behind this is that strength training helps to add lean muscle tone to the body. Not only does this look great aesthetically, but this does amazing things for your metabolism as well.
The more lean muscle that you have within the body, the more calories that you burn even at rest. So when you strength train regularly you are not only adding that visible definition to the body, but you are helping to create a faster and more efficient metabolism. In essence that means you are burning crazy calories all day long!
3. You are adding an entirely new dimension to your workout that will force your body to react:
If you feel as though you have been in a workout rut, it’s likely because you are doing the exact same thing every time. The problem is that when you feel bored, your body does too. Your brain sends signals to the body to slow up as this is your new normal and therefore you don’t see the same results that you did when you first started working out. The answer to this common workout problem—variety!
By adding in strength training and combining it with effective cardio, you are adding an entirely new element and mixing it up a bit. This keeps your body guessing, and this is when results happen! The more that you mix it up, the more that your body has to work hard to keep up. This is a great thing because you feel motivated and inspired, and your body will work hard to keep up with this new element in a fabulous new way.
4. You are going to get leaner, fitter, and see results much faster:
If you’ve been sweating it out at the gym and not feeling like the progress is showing, then strength training is the way to go.
There are so many wonderful benefits of strength training alone such as increased memory and focus, better health, a boosted immune system that you can see firsthand http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/strength-training/how-endurance-strength-training-can-benefit-your-health.html#b but it goes even further than that.
You will find that you have a leaner look thanks to the muscle tone, you are in much better shape as this is a form of cardio in and of itself, and all of this comes in a very visible way. So if you’re tired of the same workout without results, strength training will help you to break through that barrier and take your workouts and your body to exactly where you need it to be!
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Joe Sans owns and operates Tension Toner.