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Why you SHOULD be lifting weights

Resistance training is a specialized method of conditioning where an individual is working against a range of resistive loads to enhance health, fitness and performance.

Research shows the following potential benefits from lifting

  • improve overall body composition by decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass

  • improved cardiovascular health and reduction in resting blood pressure

  • Potential increases in bone mineral density and in resting metabolic rate

  • potential to help prevent or manage type 2 diabetes

  • potential to improve mental health and increase cognitive function

  • potential increase in self-esteem and decrease symptoms of depression

  • increase STRENGTH

If you are not lifting weights currently, it is never too late to start. I guarantee that you are WAY stronger than you realize.

Westcott, Wayne L. PhD Resistance Training is Medicine, Current Sports Medicine Reports: July/August 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 209-216

Haff, Guy Gregory. & Triplett, N. Travis. & National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.), issuing body. (2016). Essentials of strength training and conditioning. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics

Haff, G., & Triplett, N. T. (2016). Essentials of strength training and conditioning. Fourth edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

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