Think strength training is only for football players? Think again. How do you think those Victoria Secret Models look so good in their swimsuits (and even less)? They hit the weights!
Research consistently shows strength training provides a whole host of health benefits (and you don’t need to bench press 200 lbs to reap the rewards). Engaging in low to moderate intensity strength training sessions 2-3 times per week can do the following:
- Improve balance and stability
- Increase caloric burn (post exercise and at rest)
- Decrease risk of osteoporosis
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve posture
- Increase lean muscle
Fearful of starting a strength training routine? Don’t be! Start with 2-3 exercises for the upper body and lower body. Focus on form and start slowly.
Of course if you’re lost as to where to start you can contact a personal trainer (me) for expert advice and guidance!