Love you healthy blog by; saidah jones
Resistance training is one of the most researched areas in fitness. However, weight resistance training can be intimidating to even the most regular gym goers. For that reason, many simply chose to adhere to a regimented running program for cardiovascular work or routine yoga classes for flexibility improvement.
However, as we age our bodies and bones tend to catch up with us and needs change. As we approach 40 years of age, we begin to experience significant muscle atrophy, leaving our stabilizers more prone to injury. It is important that everyone make deliberate attempts to incorporate weight resistance training into their fitness regimen.
Weight resistance training can include attending a group fitness class, working with a personal trainer, using dumb bells or resistance bands in your home to gain strength. The most effective is to hire a personal trainer. Group fitness classes like Lift (Piedmont Park Mondays 6pm) that use weights as a basis for the workout are usually the most convenient and cost effective. Be careful in fitness classes to move at your own pace and search out classes with experience fitness instructors.
Benefits of a weight-resistance program include: