Understanding Strength - Part one: Orchestras and Motor Cars
Strength training has been growing in popularity over the last few decades and a good thing too. The benefits of strength training are numerous (1-11):
Increased Strength (duh).
Increased Speed, Power and Sporting Performance.
Decreased risk of injury.
Increased muscle mass.
Increased mobility and functionality.
Improved bone health.
Improved cognitive function and health.
Increased Cardiovascular health.
Even suggestions of decreased risk from Cancer.
To name a few...
Whilst it does finally feel that we are getting past the days of only associating strength training with pumped up bodybuilders, we do feel there is still a split of those who do strength training and those who don’t.
Those who do, love it and can’t get enough of it. While those who don’t now have different misconceptions and a world of social media to contend with when trying to figure out if it is for them or not.
This article aims to give an easy to understand low down on what strength is, what is useful, where to start and how to train safely.
Check out the full article on the Lift studios blog HERE.