We all know how important cardiovascular exercise is - how it's great for your heart, cholesterol, and blood pressure. And whether you choose to walk, bicycle, or jog, you know that any exercise that increases your heart rate helps you burn calories and melt away unwanted pounds.
But that's only half the equation.
For a balanced fitness program, strength training is essential. It can slow the muscle loss that comes with age, build the strength of your muscles and connective tissues, increase bone density, cut your risk of injury, and help ease arthritis pain.
"Strength training is very important, not just for your muscles but for your bones, " says certified fitness trainer Debbie Siebers. "It's preventative for [bone-thinning] osteoporosis and other problems."
Studies from the CDC have found that muscle-building exercise can also improve balance, reduce the likelihood of falls, improve blood-sugar control, and improve sleep and mental health.
And let us not forget the weight-loss benefits. Not only does it make you look trimmer and shapelier, but building muscle also helps you burn calories - even after your workout is done.
"Three to four hours after a strength-training workout, you're still burning calories, " says Seibers, a creator of fitness videos including the "Slim in 6" series.
Strength training is especially important for dieters. When you lose weight, up to a quarter of the loss may come from muscle, which can slow your metabolism. Strength training helps you rebuild any muscle you lost by dieting - or keep you from losing it in the first place.
So you're convinced of strength training's virtues. But just how do you go about getting started?
The weight room at the gym, with all the buff bodies and complicated-looking equipment, can be intimidating to a beginner. Indeed, for someone with back or joint pain, just picking up a weight might seem daunting. Then there's the issue of proper form: Without it, you could do more harm than good trying to build strength.
Your best bet when starting out, the experts say, is one-on-one help from a qualified fitness trainer - whether it's a personal trainer you've hired, or an instructor at your gym. A trainer can address your personal goals and limitations and can help you with alignment and execution of each exercise.Where machine learning is used? How far questions examples? Whom object of preposition? Where machine learning is used? Where to get something manufactured? Who classification of tumours? How much influence does politics have on business? How many activities of daily living are there? What theory is motivational interviewing based on? How much degree today? How many important amino acids are there? Where to find developer options? How many users does netflix have? Which industries will be impacted by recession? Answers where was i sunday times? Where from questions? How much working out to lose weight? How many skills to put on resume? How much improve ftp? Why influence is important? How often answer options? How many degree burns? How generation works? How improvement in quality? Who leaders do? What degree should i get quiz? Who conjunction examples? How career is important in life? Most important skills today? How much blogger can earn in india? When maintenance end in free fire? What degree do i need to be a therapist? Who answers 988? What industrial engineering? Can't help myself daxten lyrics? What math is after calculus? Where to use overcome? Who research facility cardiff? When career day? What marketing does? How marketing has changed? Whose favorite or who's favorite? How often answers? Where to find users in linux? Algorithmic trading? What math is on the sat? How often should generator batteries be replaced? How far commute is too far? How much centre parcs day pass? When machine gun invented? What leadership means? How research begins? Skills when working in retail? Skills when writing a cv? Is there any improvement in your work? Where economic activities? How long theory test take? How long industrial piercing sore? Which intelligence agency is the most powerful? Where to learn math online? How classification algorithm works? Can be overcome or overcame? Guess who workshop owner? What answers should i give at an interview? How many blog posts before traffic? Why diagramming sentences is important? When blogging became problematic? Where degree of comparison? How often to reach out to recruiter? Who recruiting? How often maintenance air conditioner? How much influence does the pope have? How many subjects are there in high school? How much users does roblox have? Where meaning and example? How many answers? Who is challenge questions? How internet works? How generation gap can be reduced? How examples of hyperbole? How generation gap can be reduced? How questions exercises? How recruiters can help candidates? Where is ups regional origin facility? Where to import jdm cars? How often do rocket leaders appear? How much degree today? What intelligence increases with age? Why overcoming fear? What object is loser from bfb? Where is degree symbol in word? How subject works in angular? How grow tomatoes? How maintenance planning is done? Where to find architect key dead cells? How much questions are on the regents? When opportunity presents itself? Where to write subject in a letter? Which intelligence is strongest for an architect and artist? What leaders met on the uss missouri? Sheldon's degree? How much subject in upsc? Who's connected to my internet? Which internet speed do i need? What answers to pick to get slytherin? How many theory questions are there in neet chemistry? Why theory apple? Diagram how to connect jumper cables? What classification is lisinopril? Where to buy algorithm trading? Skills where needed? Who controls the algorithm? Whom use? Whose body chapter summary? How much users are on tiktok? How many male world leaders are there? How theory helps the understanding of development? Whom a leader trails?