Do you think strength training routine is something like running on a tread mill or riding a stationary bike regularly? If yes, then you are in a wrong impression of strength training.
Strength training routine is more about improving your resistance towards building muscle mass and also strength.
It is always recommended that every individual must practice regular strength training exercises.
If you find very less time for performing strength training exercises, then don’t worry as strength training exercise hardly needs to be performed only two or three times in a week with each session not lasting more than an hour, according to American college of sports medicine (ACSM).
For getting better results, an effective strength training exercise must be done for two or three hours in a week.
How beneficial is regular strength training program?
The most important benefit of a good strength training routine is if you develop regular strength training habit, you will be less prone to all kinds of health problems, which can be helpful for you to lead a happy life.
- A good strength training routine will help in your day to day activities around your house and also in your yard. It also keeps you independent in many ways, which is an essential aspect for older people.
- Strength training routine can decrease the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis and also hypertension. It also helps you in avoiding low back pain.
- Especially for post menopausal women, it mainly helps to improve bone density [More on post menopause].
- It can help you to increase your muscle mass by burning out excess body calories.
These are some of the benefits which you can experience with regular strength training program. Try to make a habit of strength training in your daily routine in order to get these benefits.
If you start a strength training routine with weights, then you can experience several body injuries and leads to formation of muscles in an incorrect form, especially in women who doesn’t want to grow muscles like men.
So, the risk of getting hurt can be significantly decreased if you start an effective strength training routine with machines rather than using weights. When you become more comfortable with machines, then slowly develop a habit of using weights in your strength training program.
If you really want to continue strength training by using machines, then it is very essential for you to know that machines used in your regular strength training can give similar benefits as that of using free weights.