1. Burns More Fat And Calories
WEIGHT TRAINING will burn fat and be able to burn more calories in a short period as compared to cardio, when you strength train, your body remains in the fat burning mode long after you have left the gym. This is known as Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) effect, this doesn’t happen when you do low-intensity cardio.
2. Decreases The Risk Of Muscle Loss
As we hit our 30’s our body body starts losing muscle mass, our skin becomes loose, our butt, belly, chin, arms, shoulders, and chest start to sag, not a great thought at such a young age. However you can slowdown the ageing process by taking precautions. The sooner you start lifting weights the sooner you can slow down the dreaded sag and looseness of skin.
3. Prevent the Risk of Injuries
Doing any kind of weight training can also help prevent the risk of injuries. The muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons are all strengthened when you strength train, the production of collagen, the primary fibre of connective tissue, increases when you lift weights. Consequently your bones are less fragile, your muscles are strong, preventing the risk of injuries.
4. Increases Flexibility
When you lift weights your muscles repeatedly stretch and contract, this helps build strong muscles and bones, which also improves flexibility. Try and target various body parts with strength training along with other stretching exercises to maximise the benefits.
5. Relieves Stress
In general, exercising has a positive effect on both mental and physical health. When you weight train for at least a couple of days per week your entire focus is on exercising, and feeling challenged, and not on the personal things in your life, therefore it will lower anxiety, alleviate depression, and have a stress-relieving effect. Also when you build muscles and see positive changes in your body, you feel good about yourself, feel empowered, and feel like you’re more in control of your life.
6. Reduce the risk of Oesteoporosis
By stressing your bones strength training can increase bone density, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, which will minimise the risk of fracture.