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What is Strength Training? How is it beneficial?

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Give the treadmill a rest and focus on the weighted barbells if you want to take your fitness programme to the next level. You’ll still sweat off those calories, but you’ll also tone your physique. But what exactly is strength training? Simply put, strength training (also known as resistance training) is a method of increasing muscle mass, strength, and endurance by utilising your own body weight or tools such as dumbbells or resistance bands.

Strength training is an essential component of any fitness regimen. Do you want to lose weight, gain lean muscle mass, and burn calories more effectively? To the rescue, strength training! Strength training is an important part of everyone’s overall health and fitness. If you don’t do anything to replenish the lean muscle you lose over time, your body fat percentage will rise. At any age, strength exercise can help you maintain and improve your muscular mass

Benefits Of Strength Training

  • Make your bones strong. Strength exercise raises bone density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis by putting stress on your bones.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Strength training can assist you in maintaining or losing weight, as well as increasing your metabolism and allowing you to burn more calories.
  • Take care of chronic illnesses. Many chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, back pain, obesity, heart disease, depression, and diabetes, can benefit from strength training.
  • Improve the quality of your life. Strength training can improve your quality of life and your capacity to do daily tasks. Strength training can also help you avoid injury to your joints. Building muscle can also help you maintain your balance and lower your chance of falling. As you get older, this can help you preserve your freedom

Different Types Of Strength Training

  • Muscle Endurance Training: Beginners should begin by lifting a higher volume of lesser weights with more reps and sets.
  • Circuit Training: Circuit training entails performing a sequence of exercises until you reach the last one, resting, and then repeating all of them (and potentially again, and again)
  • Hypertrophy Training: Strength training may be used to build muscle and can also be used to expand the size of your muscles…but only if you practise a type of strength training called hypertrophy.
  • Max Strength Training: This type of workout entails reducing the number of repetitions to 3–6 and increasing the amount of weight you lift.
  • Explosive Power Training: Beginners should avoid explosive power exercises. This is due to the fact that it requires high-intensity training for short periods of time