If you are looking for a complete and total body workout, then incorporating strength training into your fitness routine is a definite must.
One of the most important things to note about strength training is that, contrary to popular belief, this type of core training will NOT add bulk to your body – unless you are undertaking a bodybuilding program.
Strengthening and toning your muscles is extremely important, especially if your main goal is to lose weight. One of the unfortunate side effects of weight loss is that you also lose muscle. You certainly do not want to end up with flab that could just as easily be replaced with toned and strong muscles, so incorporating a sound strength training routine as part of your workout will help you avoid the flab and get to the fab.
Strength training also positively influences your posture, as well as your overall health and appearance. Have you ever wondered why people who do yoga and pilates, on a regular basis, seem to somehow stand up straighter – it is almost as though they have literally grown an inch. In reality, the core muscles, as well as the other muscle groups are being worked out regularly – which means that they are now stronger and more toned than ever before. Your core muscles are the most important muscles in your body – without them you would not even be able to stand up straight. So, building strength around these muscles will naturally result in stronger balance with a posture to match.
In short, strength training can not only help you burn fat and lose weight, it can give you that athletic look that says “you are in control of your own body”.
Strength training not only keeps your body in one piece, but it is also great for strengthening your mind. Ideally, you always want your entire being to work as “one” – and by integrating strength exercises into your healthy lifestyle changes, you will find that, as you get fitter and leaner, you will also gain amazing confidence that will help carry you through your daily activities.
There is nothing more powerful than a sound mind and body .
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