Weight Training Benefits
I have been lifting weights since I was 17. And in that 12 year period I have learned a lot. I’ve learned what to do and, perhaps more importantly, what not to do.
When it comes to lifting weights it’s not just about reps, sets and how much weight you move. It’s about HOW you move it. Or, more accurately, how you move yourself in order to move the weight. Most people don’t have a clue how to lift weights properly but do it anyway. And that’s dangerous. Dead lifts aren’t inherently dangerous. They won’t ruin your back. By the same token, squats won’t ruin your knees. But performing squats and dead lifts incorrectly will.
This is why it’s essential to have your movement properly assessed by someone who understands movement as well as how to correct it so you can enjoy all the benefits of weight training minus the aches and pains: improved strength, improved metabolism and a favourable change in body composition, improved mood and well-being, mental clarity and acuity. Weight training actually requires so much input from the brain that, when done regular, significantly reduces your risks of brain related diseases!!
So, make weight training a part of your life. But do so under the expert guidance of someone who knows what they’re doing. I’d recommend starting with me