"WHY SHOULD WE TRAIN"

Updated: Sep 13, 2020




 

"WHY SHOULD WE TRAIN"


For many of us, training is almost like a religion. Its a non-negotiable every week.


We see the benefits it has on a day to day basis and would be lost without it.


But for many still, it's not!!


So what exactly does doing resistance training do for us?


Well it has many benefits physically and mentally and for a population such as the western world it's becoming even more vital for our health and longevity due to the poor lifestyle many people are living.


Now before I list the benefits, I am referring to resistance based training in which you can progressively build/maintain lean muscle mass. Muscle has been thoroughly studied and is an organ of longevity, meaning the more lean muscle mass you have, the more protective you are of certain health risks.


Listed below are the many benefits of resistance training:

  • INCREASED ENERGY LEVELS

  • LONGEVITY

  • MIND MUSCLE CONNECTION

  • INCREASED BONE DENSITY

  • STRONGER TENDONS/LIGAMENTS

  • HORMONAL EFFECTS

  • MENTAL HEALTH

  • HEALTHY BODY COMPOSITION

  • RECOVERY


Now I have always said the sweet spot for the majority of people is 3-4 resistance based sessions/week that includes lifting weights. I have found through many years of coaching that this is what people respond best to in order to progress long term, without injuries and keeping motivation levels high. Athletes on the other hand can afford to get away with more sessions due to the other variables that they are controlling. On the days you are away from the gym though, I am a big proponent of movement still in the form of walking/running etc.


Now if you are currently NOT doing resistance based training, I would seriously reconsider and look to start somewhere where this experienced coaches with a long term and sustainable approach.






Coach Luke

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