Why Strength Training Matters

This week Coach Bailey shares a few of the many benefits of strength training.

At Ascend Fitness, we build our workouts so they strengthen the muscles for a full-body workout. Strength training is so important, especially as we age.

Here are some of the key benefits of strength training:

πŸ’ͺ🏻 It changes your body composition. Cardio has a lot of fantastic benefits, but cardio alone will not change the shape of your body. Strength training, allows you to tone your muscles and have a leaner, more defined look.

πŸ’ͺ🏻 Strength training boosts your metabolism. When you increase your muscle mass your resting metabolism also increases. This means your body will burn more calories even while sitting or sleeping.

πŸ’ͺ🏻 Strength training will help you climb stairs, carry groceries, and generally allow you to maintain stamina and function when taking on everyday tasks and unexpected challenges.

πŸ’ͺ🏻 Strength training not only leads to you being stronger but also increases bone density. This in turn reduces the risk of bone fracture which becomes especially important as we age.

πŸ’ͺ🏻 The full range of movement promoted by strength training can also help joints stay flexible as we age, which can help combat symptoms of arthritis.

These are just a few of the many powerful reasons to consider adding strength training to your fitness routine.

-Coach Bailey

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