The Benefits of Resistance Training
by Alton Parker
think that when resistance training is done, the body will grow bigger. Actually it does
not have to. Resistance training is simply about increasing the strength of the body,
not always it's size. Although we traditionally think that strength training traditionally
for athletes, it can be use by anyone successfully if done correctly. Resistance
training basically strengthens the muscles, and leans the bodies fat stores. It can be
used by any age group to achieve specific results.

How Does Resistance Training Work?

A resistance training program will include the use of various exercise equipment and
machines like the bench press, dumbbell or barbell. However, the easiest and most
convenient way to train with resistance for most of us with busy lives is by using
resistance bands at home. When the equipment is used, the muscles of the body will
be pitted against the resistance. The cells of the body will then adapt to the extra
resistance. This will then result to enlarge and increase the strength of each muscle
cell to help in the muscle perform contractions more efficiently. Before doing any
resistance training, it is ,of course, best to consult with a doctor. This goes especially
for people who have medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease diabetes,
kidney or liver disease. You should know the proper tools and proper exercises for
the needs of your body. Of course, that's what is
here for. We can give you a personalized assessment of what type of resistance
training program is right for you.

One of the best things about resistance training is that it can be done with little to no
expensive equipment and does not require a large amount of space. Doing push-ups
is one good example. You can do it just about anywhere where there is enough
space for you to move. These type of moves really are free workout routines. This
time it is your own body weight that will be pitted against the muscles. So those who
are a bit constrained in the budget can still do resistance trainings. For more ideas on
economical workouts, visit us at

What Are the Benefits of Resistance Training?

1. Increase Bone Mineral Density

Bones are constantly remodeling, meaning the tissues break down at the same time
they build up. The peak of remodeling takes place during puberty. However, as a
person ages, our bone mineral density decreases as the remodeling is not as active
anymore. This is especially a problem to post-menopausal women and the elderly,
but does begin to happen in the early thirties. Bone mineral density is usually
supported by the hormones and stress placed on the bones. To address the problem
of not having the hormones and less stress, and to maintain the bone mineral
density, physical activity is the next best option. Resistance training is one physical
activity that can put enough stress on the bones to stimulate remodeling and
increase bone density.

Increase Strength

In addition to increase in bone density and strength, muscles will grow stronger and
become more developed as you progress.

3. Increase the Range of Activities
When your body is strong enough to carry some considerable weight, then you will
also be capable of doing more strenuous activities. An increase in exercise lifts the
mood and you will be more interested in life and a more active lifestyle. This will really
create a snowball effect on your life and activities.

Reduce the Body Fat

Using and increasing the muscle mass (even a little bit) will increase the energy that
is required by your body, even at rest. This also increases the energy needed by your
body at during activities. The more muscle, the more energy is needed to be broken
down to supply you body to function properly. This translates to more fat calories
and fat being burned each minute. Thus with the decrease in body fat, you can
expect the tone of the body to improve and you will become leaner....and did I
mention sexy??

Improve State of the Elders

For the elderly undergoing a resistance training program will help improve their health
and decrease the risks brought about by the age. They can be more independent,
without needing to rely on other people for doing simple things. Being able to do so
will also decrease the risk of injuries in the elders

Improve Heart Condition

Regular resistance training can result in a lowered heart rate and lowered blood
pressure, especially after exercise. Thus, the risk of heart diseases is reduced.

This kind of training however must be properly done. It requires commitment and
consistency. It will have to be done in a regular basis.

This is the real challenge when it comes to exercise and improving your health is
consistency It's not hard to exercise for 30 minutes, but its difficult to consistently do
this 5 days a week for 3 or 4 months.

About The Author

Dr. Parker is a surgical resident who has a special interest in fitness and nutrition. He
has helped many people, patients and non-patients, acheive their fitness goals using
exercise in the home with little to no equipment.

For more information on workout routines, fitness programs and nutrition plans visit:
Looking for Free Workout
Routines? Try Resistance Training!

Resistance training involves activities
that use weights, machines,
resistance bands or even body weight
to work your muscles properly. There
are a ton of sites on the internet that
provide free workout routines
involving resistance training. It is also
known as strength training. This can
be extremely helpful in achieving a
healthier body. This kind of training
we usually associate with athletes
who have to build up their bodies to
perform better. Most people would
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