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Breaking myths

"Lifting weights is just for bodybuilders."


“The weights section of the gym is just for men.”


"I want to lose weight and doing weight training will make me bigger."


"I just want definition and don’t want to get bulky."


“Weight training is a young person’s game.”


These are just some of the myths that people tell themselves when they hear the words “strength training”. It’s time to change that mindset.


Have you ever struggled to open a jar or had to get help to move a heavy box or a hoover upstairs? Had to make multiple trips to bring the shopping in from the car? Found it hard to lift a growing toddler? Then you understand the limitations that a lack of strength can place on your life.

 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building strength - it's time to find the one that works for you.

 

Building up general muscular strength has multiple benefits for everyone in everyday life, and at every stage of life.

 

Stronger muscles improve your balance and coordination, which reduces the likelihood of accidents resulting in injury.


Strength training maintains vital muscle mass and bone mass, both of which naturally decline as we age.


Stronger muscles help improve immune function.


Stronger muscles help burn more calories – muscle increases your body's energy requirements which in turn increases your metabolic rate, which causes your body to burn more fat.


Muscles help to regulate hormone levels – strength training acts as an antidote to anxiety and depression.


Muscles help lower inflammation.


Muscles give your body the shape you’re looking for – strength training will result in firmer, more shapely muscles (which is needed for a ‘toned’ look, along with a reduction in body fat).

 

Strength training offers something to everybody – to figure out what approach to strength training is right for you, get in touch with me today.

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