The general advantages of resistance training
Without some type of weight training, no workout plan is complete. Working your muscles against something else provides several health benefits, as well as some mental benefits.
Resistance training aids with weight loss.
Even though resistance training does not burn as many calories as aerobic exercise, it can still help you lose weight. When you increase muscle tone, your body's metabolism increases significantly. This is due to the fact that muscular tone consumes far more calories than fat during rest. As a result, if your body has a smaller fat content, it will burn more resting calories.
Several studies have indicated that if you do resistance training two or three times each week, you will have an easier time keeping the weight off.
Resistance training aids in the management of arthritis.
Resistance training is commonly used by physical therapists to treat arthritis. The increased muscle mass improves hand control and decreases discomfort levels.
Resistance training aids in injury prevention.
Resistance training helps to build muscles and increase bone density. This means you are less likely to shatter or fracture something as a result of a fall. Your bones will be stronger and have a greater protective cushion surrounding them. When your muscles are stronger, you are less likely to fall in the first place.
Resistance training improves your mood.
When you strengthen your muscles during resistance training, your brain produces an increased amount of endorphins. These endorphins not only make you feel better during exercise, but they also have a long-lasting effect. You will sleep better and be less prone to depressive episodes if you follow a regular resistance exercise plan.
Resistance training protects against degeneration.
Once the body is fully matured, it begins to lose about 1% of its strength per year, a figure that applies to both bones and muscles. To compensate for what is naturally lost, the best method to prevent this loss is to continue growing bone and muscle density on a constant basis.
Weights vs. resistance bands
The list above focuses on the overall benefits of resistance training, which can be done using weights, resistance bands, the body alone, or other ways. The list below outlines the benefits of utilizing resistance bands rather than weights.
They are simple to transport.
Weights are far more difficult to transport than resistance bands. They're ideal for taking on vacation if you don't want to lose out on your preferred training program. They're also significantly lighter, so putting one inside your suitcase won't get you flagged at the airport for being overweight.
They are reasonably priced.
Resistance bands are one of the most affordable ways to get a full-body exercise. Many resistance bands cost less than ten bucks. Even higher-quality, more expensive bands are frequently less than $30. You can acquire a whole set of resistance bands for considerably less than the price of a weight machine and perform many of the same workouts.
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