A Fundamental Guide to Weight Training


As we age, it becomes necessary to build and maintain muscle. Research from the American Council on Exercise shows that most adults lose up to half a pound of muscle annually from age 30. Weight training provides a practical approach for these adults to lose muscle while slowing their metabolism.

Weight training involves building strength and increasing anaerobic endurance using resistance to muscular contraction. The technique is based on the principle that when required, body muscles can overcome any resistant force. It means you become stronger when consistent in weight training.

So, are there benefits to weight training?
• The exercises ensure your bones stay challenged, keeping them strong and healthy
• It helps fight chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer
• It encourages fat loss while boosting metabolism
• It improves sleep, mood, and posture

Weight training is something everyone should consider. Note that the earlier you start, the better.