Why Resistance Train?

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  Resistance training, otherwise known as strength or weight training, is a type of exercise that involves the use of resistance in the form of weights, resistance bands, or simply with your own body weight.  Resistance training has a multitude of benefits including increased muscle strength, muscular endurance, muscular hypertrophy, bone strength, decreased fat mass and increased fat free mass.  Decreased fat mass and increased fat free mass are especially important in regards to weight loss.  Increased lean tissue increases metabolic rate, which will ultimately lead to increased energy expenditure.  Resistance training will help to improve overall functional ability, and in conjunction with cardiovascular training, it can contribute to a decrease in morbidity and mortality.  Resistance training is especially known to help decrease the risk for osteoporosis, which is particularly important for women.  It is important to incorporate some form of resistance training into your weekly exercise routine.  According to the American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is required at least twice a week for healthy individuals.  Novices or untrained individuals are recommended to perform one set of 8-12 repetitions for all major muscle groups.   Some simple resistance exercises that can be performed are:
  • Chest Press
  • Bicep Curl
  • Triceps Extension
  • Knee Extension
  • Leg Press
  • Hamstring Curl
  • Calf Raise
  • Squat
  Our Fit Stik Body Sculpting System and Stroops Body Weight Gym provide you with the resistance exercises you need to enhance your body.
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