If you have been working out for some time, you would have realized how fresh and energized you feel after each session. Once you are comfortable exercising free hand, you can progress to using weights in your regular routine. Adding weights may not seem necessary for you and many have the preconceived notion that weight lifting is only for those who want to build up their muscle mass.
Exercising using weights has a number of benefits. If you are not aware of them, here is a list that can convince you to start weight training today:
Fitness – Once you start training with weights, the overall fitness level increases. In addition to improving your capacity to perform tasks and exercises, it increases your capacity to do every other workout. It helps you exercise more intense and longer.
Bone Density – Loss of bone density is something everyone faces as they grow old. The decrease in this bone density is what prevents people from doing many physical activities. With weight training, you can control and reduce this loss, thus staying younger and stronger for longer.
Body Mass – Contrary to general belief that weight training will add body mass, it helps in reducing it too. There are different weighted equipment and techniques that can help you get more toned and leaner in targeted areas of your body. The muscle mass also decreases with age and working out with weights helps in building it up as you age.
Strength – The strength of the muscle tissue, joints, and tendons improve with exercise. This, in turn, enables you to perform better and decreases the risk of injury.
Life Quality – Though one may not realize and think working out will only improve their physical appearance, the overall quality of life will improve. When you train with weights, you are able to do regular work better without much fatigue or injury. The overall quality of life improves and you are more satisfied and happy with yourself.