Why you should train for strength
No matter what your goal is, here at Capel Fitness, strength training is at the heart of all of our programs.
Why? Its functional, fun and because you can see progression rather quickly, its addictive! Strength training is also is one of the best measures you can take to ensure you live a longer healthier life.
As we age our bones become more brittle, our body fat increases, our metabolism slows and our muscle mass decreases. We lose the ability to move and it becomes a self-perpetuating cycle of damage to our bodies.
One of the best things you can do is strength train and here is why:
Manage your weight. Strength training can help you manage or lose weight by preserving muscle mass and burning calories in the gym.
Enhance your quality of life. Strength training can enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Building muscle can contribute to better balance and may reduce your risk of falls, one of the leading causes of death in the elderly.
Manage chronic conditions. Strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, such as arthritis, back pain, heart disease, depression and diabetes.
Keep your brain sharp. Some research suggests that regular strength training and aerobic exercise may help improve thinking and learning skills for older adults.
Develop strong bones. By stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density, reduce the risk and reverse the effects of osteoporosis.