Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why Strength Train?

  • Strengthens bones: in order to increase bone density and decrease your risk of osteoporosis you need to impose a stress on them, and it needs to be more than simply walking.
  • Controls body fat: muscle burns more calories than fat at rest thereby increasing your resting metabolic rate. So the more muscle you build through weight training the more calories you burn, minimizing the amount of fat that is available to deposit.
  • Prevents injuries: when done with proper form, protects your joints from injury.
  • Boosts stamina: you will find you fatigue less easily when you strength train.
  • Improves self-image: women who strength train can boost their self-confidence and body image while reducing the risk of depression.
  • Improves sleeping patterns: you are less likely to suffer from insomnia if you regularly strength train.


justme said...

girl, you have been on my blog, you should have known when you got this blog up i was going to ask tons of questions, i have been working out for a while now and i have insomnia, does it get better

justme said...

lol, just tell me when to stop. by the way i dont work out close to bed time. i am not tired after my workouts anymore, i just still cant sleep. sometimes i try to run over 4 miles to poop myself to be tired and it still doesnt work

todoni said...

justme, I noticed that when you work out you only do cardio ie running, which is good but you should def. try to add more strength training in your workouts. When you work out with weigths, start light and then go up on the weigths. For example, when working chest or legs start at a comfortable weigth then go up, when doing so you will suprise the muscle. work a specific part till you fatigue the muscle then you will be sore and you will want to rest(sleep) Also revisit your food/water intake. Hope this helps, if u have more questions don't hesitate to let me know.

justme said...

i do weights but so far only 1 session per week, i gotta take baby steps :) I will keep this in mind though when i add the 2nd session