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Importance Of Strength Training

Aug 17, 2007
It is common to find diets avoiding exercising and in particular strength training, so that they may look more attractive to their customers. However, the importance of muscle training can not be overstated as far as it regards health, fitness and weight loss.

Probably the first and most significant importance of strength training in weight loss in particular is the ability to boost metabolism. Though it is not clear how, but strength training is found to significantly increase your resting metabolic rate hours after exercising. This is unlike other exercise regiments like aerobics, whose effect only last during and an hour or two after execution.

You have probably seen advertisements about products that claim to burn fat even as you sleep; strength training is proven to do exactly that. Infact it is the technique employed to revamp weight loss when your progress in dieting stalls.

In a weight loss journey and particularly towards your goals, your body seems just not able to lose any more weight, whatever you do. Strength training both starting a regiment if you were not using one or changing form and technique used if it was already included, is used to break through this platue.

The introduction of strength training results to an increase in RMR, which in turn results to more calories being burnt. This introduces significant calorie deficit that allow you to lose more weight faster.

But this is only but one of the many advantages of training muscles. With the use of weights, the body tends to increase the density of your bones to be able to carry the weight. This has the advantages of dealing with one of the common bone disease that accompany obesity; osteoporosis.

It further strengthens your joints and back which are both primary problem areas in people who are overweight. Your joints get well "lubricate" and torso gets strengthened.

Other problems training muscles helps neutralize in overweight individuals is blood pressure problems and heart problems. By increasing muscles tone for example in your legs, it helps in pumping blood back to the heart reducing risk of heart problems duet to stress.

Also with proper strength training you can get to sculpt a sexy body. Training muscles firms your body muscles giving a shapely figure as you reduce body fat percentage.

Everybody loves the celebrity figures we see on red carpets. What we probably do not know is that nearly all of them have a fitness trainer in their employ to help them attain these figures.
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