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8 Strength Training Facts You Didn't Know

You’ve heard about all the benefits of strength training, but let’s be honest. There are

a few things that may have made you wonder whether or not strength training is the right workout for you. Here are a few facts about weight training that very few people are aware of. Some of them might change your mind, motivate you and help you to improve your overall health.

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Benefits of Strength Training

1. Women’s muscles recover much faster than men’s after weightlifting That’s because they replenish their Adenosine Triphosphate levels faster than men do. Adenosine Trisphosphate (or ATP) is a molecule that is responsible for energy metabolism. It is present in every muscle.

2. It can make you more flexible Strong muscles support your joints. Some weight lifters struggle with flexibility, but certain weight-lifting exercises include multi-joint movements such as squats and lunges. However, it’s important to make sure that you use your full range of motion when you’re training each muscle section.

3. Natural antidepressant Weight lifting boosts dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin, making it a natural antidepressant.

4. It prolongs your life According to a 2014 UCLA study, the more muscle mass we have, the longer we live.

5. Mental focus is equally important as the actual weight lifting The more focused you are during your weight training, the more muscle fibres you use.

6. It reduces your risk of injuries Weight training also strengthens your bones, tendons and ligaments. It increases the production of collagen, which is the most important protein that is involved in building your bones.

7. Stress limits the results of weight lifting, including muscle gains When your body is under stress, it produces excess cortisol, which breaks down muscle.

8. Heat can help muscle growth. This is because the shock proteins in your muscles increase when you’re exposed to heat. Not sure how to get started with strength training? Why not contact our team of professionals who can give you the knowledge and guidance to realize its benefits.

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