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What can Strength/Resistance Training do for you?

Sep 21, 2010

Resistance training brings many benefits beyond just building strength. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your mobility for sports, or simply move better throughout the day, incorporating resistance training into your exercise routine will give you added benefit than just doing “cardio”. Cardio alone isn’t enough for weight management or staying fit and healthy overall.

Understand that I’m not talking about “bulking up”; resistance training is about keeping the muscles strong and toned, while adding lean muscle. And, as you may already know lean muscle burns more calories throughout the day than fat, another benefit of adding resistance training to your routine.
Regarding strength building, research has shown that resistance training, more so than just cardio alone, is one of the best ways to build lean muscle. Cardio can build some muscle, but resistance training is the most effective method. Resistance training also helps to support your joints – especially the shoulders, knees, and spine — by strengthening the muscles around those areas. Whats stopping you? Incorporate resistance training today.
In health & happiness,

Nick

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