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Top 5 Reasons to Start Training for Strength and Conditioning

Top 5 Reasons to Start Training for Strength and Conditioning

bigstock--137382179.jpgMany folks believe that cardiovascular activities (such as running, cycling, the elliptical machine) are the best way to maximize workouts. However, balancing cardio with strength training is actually vital for boosting overall health and fitness!

There may be a number of reasons why you haven’t hit the weight room just yet, but don’t be intimidated. We have the tips to get you motivated to start lifting!

Muscle is the ultimate fat blaster. When you have more muscle, your body can more efficiently burn fat. This means that even when resting on the couch after a workout, your body is plowing through any fat reserves! You get more bang for your exercise buck.

Bones will be stronger. Lifting weights causes muscle to pull on bone, and in turn helps in building strength. Adding strength training to your workout means increased bone density, and reduced risk of osteoporosis in the future.  

You will feel more driven. That moment you realize you can step up your weights is a beautiful thing. The stronger you become, the more confident you will be!

Other workouts will become even more efficient. When you begin to gain muscle you’ll find that you can push harder, move faster, and significantly increase your endurance in all of your other exercises.

It is never boring! Strength training doesn’t have to just be standing in front of a mirror and lifting dumbbells. There’s resistance training, bodyweight exercises, and fitness classes to explore that will always make it exciting and fun.

Once you get going, you will be surprised by how good it feels to build muscle. Not only will you gain strength, but you will improve your posture, coordination, and balance.

No matter what your skill level or abilities, Merritt Clubs have the pros to get you started. Contact us today.