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Benefits of Weight Training
Benefits of weight training
Your guide to the many benefits of weight training
If you're looking to lose weight, reduce body fat, improve your body shape or improveperformance and health, then the key to your success includes regular sessions of strength or weight training.
More and more men and women of all ages are weight training for faster, lasting results. With overwhelming scientific research evidence supporting the value of weight training, here’s just a few benefits you could enjoy from regular weight training sessions:
Benefits of weight training : increasing your metabolism
Weight training increases the body's metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories throughout the day. Even better news, you will continue to burn those calories whilst you are sleeping!
Benefits of weight training : increasing and restoring bone density
Inactivity and ageing can lead to a decrease in bone density and brittleness. Studies have clearly proven that consistent strength training can increase your bone density and help to prevent Osteoporosis.
Benefits of weight training : increased lean muscle mass, strength, power and endurance
Everyone can benefit from being stronger. We can work harder, we can play more, we can workout longer, and we can feel more alive.
Benefits of weight training : injury prevention
A wide variety of sports-related or life-related injuries can be prevented by strengthening your muscles and joints.
Benefits of weight training : improved balance, flexibility, mobility and stability
Stronger and more resilient muscles improve our balance, which means more comfortable living and a lower risk of falls or accidents.
Benefits of weight training : decreased risk of coronary disease
Participation in a consistent weight training program has a wide variety of affiliated health benefits including reducing your cholesterol whilst lowering your blood pressure.
Benefits of weight training : supports rehabilitation and recovery
One of the best ways to heal many types of injury is to strengthen muscles surrounding the injured area. The stronger your muscles, the quicker they will heal.
Benefits of weight training : enhanced performance in sports or exercise
No matter what your favorite sport or physical activity, with the proper strength training program, your performance can unquestionably be improved, and in some cases, dramatically.
Benefits of weight training : aging gracefully
There is no greater reason to make strength training a constant part of your life, than to ensure you age gracefully. Physical activity keeps us alive and vibrant. Strength training ensures we are strong enough to participate in aerobic activities, outdoor recreation, and sports. Strong seniors fall down less. If they do fall down, their stronger bodies are more resilient, are injured less by the fall, and are able t...
The Dangers of Weight Training for Teenagers
The dangers of weight training for teenagers
Teenagers today have many things to worry about, there are social pressures that teens are put under like never before in history. The pressures of their peers make many young men and women do foolish things. Compulsive dieting, anorexia, bulimia, compulsive exercising, piercings or tattoos they may later regret, and even early sexual activity they may not want to participate in, all may stem from the peer pressures prevalent in a teenagers life today. Even things that 'look' healthy may not be for a teen that's not yet come through puberty.
Society doesn't help
Teens have difficulty with knowing how to use discretion in many things and exercise and healthy living is often one of those things. Many teens are introduced to the world of muscle building either as a part of their sports teams’ regimen to increase their stamina and strength or through the many 'six-pack' articles in men's magazines. However, teens may do themselves more harm than good with muscle building.
Many of the sports teams for teenagers now insist they play harder and accomplish more than has ever before been accomplished. In order for them to accomplish more they are encouraged to 'buff up'. They are encouraged to lift weights by their coaches, their team mates as well as by society. The idea they may be the next sports star is not far from anyone's mind.
The abundance of articles in men's mags depicting men with washboard stomachs and the quick easy wins to achieve a six-pack only help to encourage teens to aspire to these (mostly) unachievable goals.
There are many dangers involved in weight training for the average adult let alone a young man or woman not quite through with their body's development. Doing too much too fast, lifting more than you should before your body is ready can be disastrous for someone just starting a muscle building program.
Teens that have not completely developed the musculature and the bone growth they will eventually achieve are in serious danger of damaging growing muscles and bones to the extent they will cause the growth plates (epiphyseal plates) of their bones to prematurely close causing a stunting of the growth of the teen. There are many injuries that can happen that will permanently injure muscles, tendons, and joints, causing pain and disability for the rest of their lives. The rupture of an Achilles tendon, for example, will cause pain for quite some time if not for the lifespan of the sufferer.
Moderation is key
Moderation in all things is the key to a healthy life. Encourage your teen to build up slowly to any exercise, especially one that can be quite dangerous if not done properly. Permanent injury is not something you wish to see happen to your child. Talk to them; let them talk to professional trainers if they are determined to body build. Tell them of the dangers they may encounter and moreover discuss drug issues in bodybuilding. You may help your teen ...