Of course, most people understand the benefits that come into play once a weight training regimen has been implemented. As a trainer and instructor, my job is to help others find the best workout routine to lead them towards a healthier, more productive life. No matter what your personal fitness level may be, there are weight training exercises that you can use that will get you to the next level over time. Whether you are a beginner or you have been training for years, if you have a passion for weight training, you can reap the rewards by finding a fitness routine that is perfect for you.
It is not actually true that only experienced athletes exercise at a certain level. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Even if you are not at an advanced fitness level, that doesn’t mean you cannot benefit from the many great aspects of strength training from a workout schedule. The following are just some of the reasons why you should include strength training as part of your weekly routine:
- Strength training improves the ability to execute daily activities and increase your daily workload. Once you’ve worked out enough, you will be able to last longer during your strength training exercises.
- Improve your bone density once you begin a weight training routine. As we age, this becomes even more of a concern and just another reason to incorporate weight training.
- Lean body mass also develops during strength training and is great because as we age we tend to store more fat.
- Improve motor reflexes once your connective tissue, muscles, tendons, and more lead to greater motor performance and less susceptible to injuries
- As you have more confidence, the quality of life makes you fitter and stronger
My clients first make an appointment with me and then we go over the initial steps towards creating a weight training routine. My main goal is to help clients remain focused, explain proper form and the basics of weightlifting, and what to expect in order to yield endurance and strength gains.
Putting a Program into Play
My first piece of advice for my clients is to start slowly in the beginning and then work your way up as you gain trust in your abilities and know the best way to reduce illnesses, soreness, and injuries. At first, you should start with one set, then move on to multiple as your power grows. Be sure you use the proper weight when lifting as form can be compromised with weights that are too heavy. If you cannot keep your form during a set, then you should lower the weight. Your muscles need time to recover as well, so I recommend at least 48 hours between sets between workout routines. Also, weight training can be just as fun as any other activity and can boost your metabolism in the process. Remember to keep your routine as varied as possible so you won’t get bored and stop working out. It is your mission to excel and reap all the benefits possible from weight training.