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Resistance Training – 5 Reasons to Strength Train

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Strength Training

In addition to transforming your body with resistance training, it is more importantly for overall health.

Here are 5 reasons not to be afraid of resistance training:

Increase Muscles -> Increases Lean Muscle Tissues -> Increases Metabolism -> Blast Fat

Resistance training helps increase the amount of muscle mass in your body. With an increase in muscle mass, the appearance of cellulite is dramatically reduced. Also, the increase in muscle mass will boost your metabolic rate and turn your body into a calorie burning machine. Even while you’re sleeping, you’ll be burning more calories with an increase in muscle mass.

Stronger Bones & Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis

Lifting weights helps improve bone density and this is so important for post menopausal women. As females, the older we get, the greater the risk for osteoporosis. Strength training is an excellent way to combat loss of bone mass which will decrease the risk of osteoporosis.

Stress Relief / Mood Enhancer

Ever wonder why your mood is much better after a workout? Resistance training has been known for releasing endorphins which makes you feel good. It also reduces stress hormones in your body. Anyone suffering from depression should definitely give this a try.

Heart Health

It is widely known that physical activity is recommended for heart health. Resistance training produces an increase in blood flow in the body which helps the most important muscular organ in the body….your heart!

Look Sexy and Be More Confident! 

Now why wouldn’t you start a strength program today!?!?!

Most of my activity in a week was cardio related. I cycled during the summer and, in the winter months, I used to run on the treadmill. However, in the past several months, my cardio dropped significantly and more recently (past few months) there has been zero cardio (with the exception of walking to and from work and to the restaurants in between). During this time, I have seen the most improvement or physical change in my body. It has been a goal of mine (for years and years) to have a more defined body with some definition in my arms, my abs and my legs. I can finally say that I have reached my goal and it was all accomplished from lifting heavy weights!



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28 Comments

  • Reply Nicole

    Fantastic post! People are so misinformed about weight training.

    May 23, 2017 at 3:17 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Totally agree! Thanks for reading 🙂

      May 24, 2017 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Angel

    This is good information. I like small weights for toning, but haven’t used any in years. It shows 🙁
    Thanks for the reminder though!

    May 23, 2017 at 3:53 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Excellent! Thanks for reading 🙂

      May 25, 2017 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Christie Brown

    Yesss! I’m all about strength training. My routine consists of 3 days of strength training (legs and bum one day, arms, chest and back another, and core another) and 1 day where I solely do 1 hour of cardio. It seems to be working really well for me. Great advice! 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life.  xx

    May 23, 2017 at 4:35 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      That’s great! I think it’s so important, especially for us females. Thanks for reading!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Chemady

    With the above stated reasons I don’t have to be afraid of lifting weights. I love the latter part, it makes one look sexy..lol.

    May 23, 2017 at 5:58 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes! It’s so good for you! Thanks for reading!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Amber Myers

    I really do need to start doing this more often. My muscles are starting to look rather flabby.

    May 23, 2017 at 8:31 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      There’s no better time than now. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

      May 23, 2017 at 9:34 am
  • Reply akamatra

    I need to print this and glue it on the fridge. I think this type of exercise is torture but I need to do it!

    May 23, 2017 at 8:45 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      So great for you. You won’t regret it. 🙂 Thanks for reading.

      May 23, 2017 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Divya

    I just started incorporating some weightlifting into my exercise regime and I am feeling better than ever. I can’t believe I waited so long to do this. I actually wrote a post about the mental benefits! I’d love to hear your thoughts <3

    May 23, 2017 at 10:27 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Great that you’ve started weightlifting! I totally agree about the mental benefits as per my 3rd point in this post about it being a mood enhancer and stress reliever. Will checkout your post. Thanks!

      May 23, 2017 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com

    I love your reasoning behind Strength training. I plan on incorporating it into my fitness routines.

    May 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Excellent! Thanks for reading!

      May 23, 2017 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply jhilmil

    Its really so important to feel confident of our bodies & yes reduce osteoporosis! Osteo is becoming so common these days. Good tips!

    May 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes it is! Thanks for reading!

      May 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    I think many of us had the wrong impression that as a women you would bulg up and look like a man but this are good thing to know about. Confidence is something we all should have

    May 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes, it’s true about what a lot of females think about lifting. My blog actually does focus on getting more females into lifting and how important it is for us. Thanks for reading!

      May 24, 2017 at 9:43 am
  • Reply David Elliott

    I think weights is important. Although it would be nicer to be able to lift them with someone else. Not just doing it by yourself.

    May 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes, I agree, much more fun lifting with others. Hopefully, you’ll find someone to lift with. Thanks for reading.

      May 24, 2017 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Vishal Vashisht

    I liked the 5th reason more than the others. However, on a serious note, these 5 reasons are more important than each other. I strongly believe “health is wealth”. What’s the benefit of money when you can’t spend it to enjoy it. So being healthy is better than being wealthy.

    May 24, 2017 at 10:33 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes, “health is wealth”…100%! Thanks!

      May 24, 2017 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Amrita

    I love weight lifting .On days I can’t run ,weight lifting makes keeping fitness goals easy .Goodreasons to convince

    May 25, 2017 at 5:38 am
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes, I think it’s so important! Keep at it! 🙂

      May 25, 2017 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Deimarys

    I honestly didn’t knew I could use this as a stress reliever. I might need to try this… a lot! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    May 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply appowerfit

      Yes, please give it a try. Good luck!

      May 26, 2017 at 7:38 am

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