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Basic Weight Training Has Many Advantages

Aug 17, 2007
Basic weight training is a common type of strength training used for developing the strength and size of your skeletal muscles. A point to remember is that weight training differs from bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting and strongman, which are sports rather than forms of exercise. It is often part of the all the above and many other sports training programs.

If you want to lose fat or change your body shape and size basic weight training can do the trick for you. Aerobic exercises, diet are all important but they don't really help you lose weight like basic weight training can. When you lift weight you build muscles. Muscles need a lot of energy and so they burn a lot more calories helping you lose the weight.

Diet and cardio are equally important, but when it comes to changing how your body looks, basic weight training can do wonders. It won't build huge muscles that they show in ads and bodybuilding magazines.

Those kinds of muscles require dedicated workout lasting hours with special diets and supplements. It will build enough muscle to help you burn off the excess calories and keep you toned and fit. Many people fear training with weights believing they will turn into the monstrous muscled men and women shown on TV and magazine ads.

There are many advantages to basic weight training. It helps increase your metabolism as muscles burn more calories than fat. So, the more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn all day long and lose weight faster.

It makes bones strong which is especially important for women, as they are more prone to osteoporosis in the later stages of their life. It makes your muscles stronger and helps build muscle endurance so you can do heavier work longer.

Also, you can avoid injuries to your muscles when you lift weights. It strengthens your muscles and makes your muscles supple and flexible which helps avoid injuries during day-to-day activities.

Well-toned and muscled body adds to your confidence and self-esteem. Your body posture, balance and coordination will improve.

Before you start learn the essentials from a well-trained teacher, get advice and tips from others doing similar programs. Set goals for your training program. Do not over train as it can cause injury and damage to your body. Adequate rest and diet are important to help your muscles grow.

Follow the principles outlined by your fitness instructor and you should do just fine in your basic weight training program.
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