Strength training is a foundational activity that we should all incorporate into our lives. It allows us to operate at our optimum level ensuring we have enough energy and focus to get through our busy days. It is the basis of any effective fitness program regardless of age, sex or experience.
As we age, muscle mass decreases. Strength training, using resistance and weight, has the ability to reverse those effects. If we don’t continue to keep up our strength, our bodies have a way of reminding us: with lower back pain, aching shoulders, even something as simple as opening a jar becomes a struggle.
Authentic Health Studio Essendon incorporates circuit-based strength exercises into their Personal Training and Semi-Private Personal Training sessions. Introducing dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, and bodyweight exercises, not only increase muscle mass, power, and flexibility, their cumulative effects lead to a more productive lifestyle.
High reps with light weights are the key to toning up, and as your strength increases so does the resistance, which ensures progression. We never sacrifice technique for weight, remaining focused on good form to ensure a safe, effective workout.
Strength Training For Weight Loss
Building muscle increases metabolic rate, which results in burning more calories. Who doesn’t want that?
Strength workouts are designed to build muscle. Muscle cells require more energy to function, even when your body is at rest. This boosts your metabolism and raising your metabolic rate means that your body burns more calories, so there is an ongoing benefit beyond the gym.
Benefits Of Strength Training For Women
Lifting weights is not only the domain of bodybuilders and athletes. Using a variety of repetitions between 6 and 12helps build an athletic pain free physique with different phases helping create a new training stimulus. Women, in particular, benefit from this type of resistance training as it shapes, and elongates the muscle, building power, definition, not girth.
Strength workouts also promote bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. There’s improved flexibility and mobility, if joint pain or arthritis are concerns. The cardiovascular system also benefits due to the necessity of increased blood supply.
Working out, in general, is also known to release the “happy hormones” such as serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. These improve your mood, reduce anxiety and promote an overall feeling of well-being and positive self-image, creating strength physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Benefits Of Strength Training For Men
As we age, the potential for injury increases due to deterioration of bone density, muscle mass, or joint stiffness. Plus, several of us need to counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Strength training is the perfect antidote to all of these concerns because lean, strong muscle improves every aspect of your physical fitness from appearance to well-being.
Strength training requires your muscles to adapt to an introduced load, whether from iron or your own body weight, thus becoming bigger and stronger, and because your bones support the muscles, they in turn gain strength.
Strength training also improves body mechanics such as flexibility, posture, balance, and coordination which elongates your form, improves your mood, and reduces the risk of falls.
Last but not least, resistance training increases your metabolic rate which turns your body into a fat-burning machine, well beyond the session. We all want to trim down a little, but we don’t always want to talk about it. At Authentic Health we have over a decade of experience working with 300+ men and innately understand the goals most men want to achieve now and into the future.
Strength the Authentic Health Way
Authentic Health incorporates strength exercises into their Personal Training and Semi-Private Personal Training workouts to make sure your body builds a solid foundation so it can operate at its optimum level.
Every strength session begins with a mobility-focused warm-up, progresses to your individual program based on the discovery session, and then finishes with cool-down breathing exercises to bring your body back into balance.
Are these the results you’re looking for?
- Improved Posture and Balance
- Long, Lean Muscle
- Greater Strength
- Lower Falls Risk
- Stronger Bones
- Better Biomechanics
- Enhanced Mental Clarity
- Reduced Body Fat
- Improved Body Image
Ready to challenge yourself? Our specialist strength coaches will guide you every step of the way to a stronger, leaner, healthier you.