Wednesday, 19 August 2015

5 Benefits of Resistance Training for Weight Loss

Firstly let’s get rid of some of the mystique surrounding resistance training. Even the name sounds technical! Resistance training is another name for exercising your muscles using an opposing force i.e. dumb bells or resistance bands.

In the old days it used to be called weight training, but this phrase invoked images of huge sweaty men with bulging biceps and wasn’t very popular with women. So the language has changed but the activity remains the same.

Resistance training, toning and weight training are one and the same activity; they require the use of resistance to increase muscle size and strength. The most well known equipment used for resistance training is weights, or more specifically dumb bells or barbells.

During resistance training muscle fibres are broken down, and in the days following the work-out the fibres repair and grow stronger to meet the demands that have been placed on it. Therefore rest days are as important as the exercise itself.

Many women  currently utilize resistance training for weight loss as much as aerobic exercise. It has become highly popular because of its effectiveness such that a strength training for weight loss program is the goto fitness program for many trainers.

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