If strength training isn’t a part of your fitness routine, it’s time turn up for a class. Although many adults engage in cardio activities, quite a few stay away from resistance training and building muscle — and that’s a mistake.
Strength training, whether you’re lifting weights, doing bodyweight exercises, helps improve muscle strength and muscle mass which makes your body look better, particularly important as we age. It also keeps bones strong. Plus, increased muscle helps your body burn calories more efficiently long after your workout is over by speeding up metabolism.
- Increased cardiovascular endurance
- Improved stomach definition
- Increased upper and lower body strength
- Improved posture
- A better understanding of various exercises to aid your body