Strength training, also known as resistance training is all about adding resistance to muscular contraction of the muscles with the attempt to increase strength, size and endurance of the muscular system.
When properly performed, strength training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being, including increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, reduced potential for injury, increased bone density, a temporary increase in metabolism, improved cardiac function, and elevated HDL (good) cholesterol. Training commonly uses the technique of progressively increasing the force output of the muscle through incremental increases of weight, elastic tension or other resistance, and uses a variety of exercises and types of equipment to target specific muscle groups. Strength training is primarily an anaerobic activity, although some proponents have adapted it to provide the benefits of aerobic exercise through circuit training.
At Sobey Fitness we often come across clients who want to shy away from lifting weights because ‘…they dont want to get all bulky…’ resistance training does not mean you will get big but you will get lean and that means your going to get slim!! and your going to get strong!!
If you think you could benefit from some lean muscle mass then get in touch and we’ll show you how