The Top 10 Reasons To Lift Weights


4.   Better joint health.

Contrary to popular belief, strength training can enhance joint health but only if you perform your exercises using correct lifting technique. Developing the muscles that surround your joints means greater joint stability and also helps to keep your joints mobile.

 5.   Increased core strength.

Your core or midsection bridges the gap between your arms and legs. A strong core helps to protect your lower back and can help reduce your chances of suffering back pain. A strong core means that your muscles take the strain when you are bending and lifting as opposed to your spine, ligaments and inter-vertebral discs.

6.   Improved Posture.

Posture (good posture at any rate) can be defined as the correct alignment of your joints so that passive structures are not placed under any undue and potentially injurious forces. Tongue twisters aside, appropriate strength training exercises can be used to strengthen the muscles most involved in maintaining good posture, specifically those on the back of your body.

7.   Increased muscle tone.

Firm, shapely muscles are a product of both diet and exercise but there is no doubt that lifting weights on a regular basis is the most effective way to target your muscles. By choosing appropriate exercises you can focus on your problem areas and ensure that they are as firm and well developed as possible. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you can spot-reduce fat though as this is a myth. You can, however, lose fat through diet and general exercise while simultaneously targeting your underlying muscles with strength training.


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