Resistance Training - What is it? What are the Benefits

Resistance training (also called strength training or weight training) is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build strength, anaerobic endurance, and the size of skeletal muscles. It is based on the principle that muscles of the body will work to overcome a resistance force when they are required to do so.

Benefits:

  • Improved muscle strength and tone – to protect your joints from injury.

  • Maintaining flexibility and balance, to remain independent as you age.

  • Weight management and increased muscle-to-fat ratio

  • Greater stamina

  • Prevention or control of chronic conditions

  • Pain management

  • Improved mobility, balance, and posture.

  • Decreased risk of injury.

  • Increased bone density and strength.

  • Improved sense of wellbeing, body image, and mood.

  • Improved sleep and avoidance of insomnia.

When you do resistance training repeatedly and consistently, your muscles become stronger.

Please note that it is important to pay attention to safety and form to reduce the risk of injury. So, please don't hesitate to reach out so we can build you a personalised programme for at home or in the gym.

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