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The Many Benefits Of Resistance Training Revealed

Author : Hunny Minciah

Though it is well known, resistance training has not been utilized by the masses to improve their health. If you think it's too difficult, or that there may be unwanted side effects, this is not the case at all. The following points should help clarify why you should make resistance training a part of your overall fitness program.

This type of training will allow you to become much more healthy, faster, and improve your overall strength. Your added strength from doing this program will help you in everyday life and any sports that you do. Contrary to popular belief, building muscle will actually make you faster and more agile. Almost any athletic sport or training will benefit from this type of resistance training as long as you are consistent. Doing resistance training for only 20 minutes a day a few times a week is all that is needed in order to see substantial gains.

Among its many other benefits, you can improve your emotional state by doing resistance training. The "runner's high", which is usually associated with running, can also be experienced when doing resistance training. Very often, resistance training is even better for your mental state, simply because you can more quickly tire the body by lifting weights, which produces an anaerobic effect.

This can relieve stress, help you sleep better and allow you to think more clearly. Feeling more confident is yet another positive side effect of this type of exercise. So there are emotional as well as physical reasons to exercise, and this is at least as true for resistance training as aerobic exercise.

Resistance training can effectively burn fat just like aerobic exercise, but also comes with an added benefit that cardio workouts cannot provide. To accomplish this, resistance workouts utilize the post workout calorie burn. This comes from vigorous anaerobic exercise, the kind that makes your muscles work hard enough that it takes time for them to recover. For up to 48 hours after the workout, your body will burn calories much more efficiently, similar to the effect that occurs after lifting free weights. This is also true for cardio exercises, but it will only last for a few hours following the workout. In recent years, the universal benefits that resistance training provides have motivated people to do this form of exercise regularly. Doing this type of training will improve your physical appearance, lower your blood pressure, and allow your body to produce good cholesterol opposed to bad. At home or at your local gym, you can begin doing resistance training exercises to improve your life today.

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