Pumping Iron that is….
Many of you reading this blog know that you need to resistance train. In fact, you have been TOLD by the experts that “strength training” can save your life, prevent disease, and slow the aging process. However, I find very few articles out there in the Internet Kingdom that really explain how pushing around some dumbbells, rubber tubing, some weird shaped “cowbell?,” or your own bodyweight can actually SAVE your LIFE.
In my previous blog, I explained how resistance training can be used to reduce chronic pain, prevent injuries that keep coming back, and manage medical conditions that interrupt life’s happy places.
After reading this post, you actually understand HOW Pahmping Yo-Self Up, can actually slow aging and ensure you live the life you wish over the next 30-50 years.
- Regular strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions such as arthritis, back pain, heart disease and diabetes.
- Lean body tissue will take stress of joints, organs, soft tissue, and nerves to allow your body to function better.
- Individuals who have more lean body tissue tend to have a longer life span and less illness and injury as they age.
2. Improved performance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
- Stronger people can perform more work in a given day period.
- By improving your strength, you consequently improve your balance, endurance, stability, and flexibility.
- Optimizing all of the above mentioned markers allow you to perform your daily activities, athletics, household chores, and occupational duties with easier.
- Because your day is easier, you will have more energy at the end of the day and you will sleep better.
3. Higher metabolism = Less Fat — Lean Body Mass(LBM) USE IT OR LOSE IT :
- Strength training can improve the quality and amount of lean body tissue that you have. Lean body tissue can give you a leaner, more tone physical appearance.
- Having an increase in LBM allows you to burn more calories while you are resting and while you are physically active and exercising. Burning more calories on a consistent basis will lead to fat loss and/ or weight loss.
- Lean muscle is metabolically more active than other tissue and will therefore create more physical energy than fat tissue.
- Regular strength training and weight lifting can help build stronger bones.
- Stronger bones make you more resistant to fractures and broken bones.
- Increasing bone density reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis.
5. Boost your stamina:
- Building muscle with strength training contributes to better balance.
- Developing better balance and increased muscle endurance helps to improve and maintain independence as we age.
6. Improve your focus and memory:
- Research suggests that regular strength training helps individuals improve their focus and attention. [Check Out This Article]
- Research also supports that individuals who add resistance training into their program have improved mood and memory. [Check Out This Article]
See, Pumping Iron is not just for Hans & Franz. You can actually fight off disease, pain, and disability by just picking up something heavy and moving it. The weight room is a land of opportunity for you, not just a stage for the meat-sticks and bunnies.
If you are unsure where to start with all this “resistance training,” you shoulde check out my 1-2-3 Move program. Just fill out your name and email address in the BLUE box to the right of this post and you will get INSTANT ACCESS to your FREE program.
Then, stay tuned to MedExCoach.com on this blog or to our Facebook Page as I will be posting exactly how to use resistance training to change your life.
Move & Heal