benefits of resistance training

3 ways your Fitness Benefits from Resistance Training

3 ways your Fitness Benefits from Resistance Training

Strength training or weight training is commonly referred to as resistance training. Resistance is utilized to build muscle strength, increase muscle size and increase muscle endurance. The utilization of resistance allows the muscles to contract. Thereby, causing microscopic damages or tears to muscle cells. Furthermore, the body acts on it and promotes regeneration of the muscle cells. Hence strengthening the muscles, growing more stronger muscles.

Resistance training tends to be focused on power and tends to be anaerobic (intense) in nature. Anything with maximal exertions can be considered resistance training. Things like Tennis and racquetball show some benefits as well due to some strides being full exertion, but weightlifting tends to have the most dramatic effects.

Below are 3 ways you can benefit from resistance training.

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Muscle Benefits

Resistance training focuses multiple benefits directly on the muscles, among these are the following:

  • Significant gains in both size and strength
  • Increases intramuscular coordination
  • Elevates anabolic fibers hence growing muscle fiber thickness
  • Enhances a higher level of muscle force
  • Improves muscle definition
  • Reduces occurrence of sarcopenia


Bone Benefits

Furthermore, resistance training benefits are not limited to muscles. It also contributes to the improvement of your skeletal system. Among the bone benefits are the following:

  • Increases spinal bone mineral density
  • Decreases the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduces back pain and injury
  • Increases joint stability


Overall Body Benefits

Like any other exercises, resistance exercises do not only promote muscle and bone health, but there are also other health benefits. The following are few of the benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of heart diseases
  • Reduces the risk of diabetes
  • Improve mood and fight depression
  • Promotes self-confidence
  • Enhances cognition and focus

Final Thought on Benefits from Resistance Training

Undoubtedly resistance training has a lot to offer, and a great resistance training regime can improve health and wellness.

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28 thoughts on “3 ways your Fitness Benefits from Resistance Training

  1. The benefits of resistance training is vast. I make it a routine habit of mine to do resistance training heavily at least 3 times a week. The other days I do cardio only or just rest. Following this routine mixed with better eating habits has made me look and feel better and let’s just say my wife is a very happy woman 😉

  2. Any form of fitness that improves focus and cognition should be practiced by everyone. There are actually various benefits that I did not know until I read this article.

    1. Hi McCullum, everyone can benefit from resistance training. I’m glad that the article was helpful and that you learned some new benefits of resistance training. Thanks for joining in, Robert

  3. There are a lot of health benefits from resistance training. Another important thing though is to give your joints a rest and eat properly after an intensive workout. Thanks for the read!

  4. I don’t think that Resistance training is the right kind of exercise for me. I’m just starting and I prefer mild routines like aerobics.

  5. Resistance Training helps our body in a lot of different ways. My friend has been asking me to join their fitness club and your article encouraged me more that I’ll be doing the right thing to join. Thanks!

  6. The fact that resistance training is difficult to do, but with its health benefits it’s worth a try. So I have decided I’ll gonna try this. Great post here!

    1. Hi Albeneth, there are many different levels of resistance. Start with an easier level and work your way up to a harder level. Come back and give us an update on your progress. Thanks for sharing, Robert

  7. When I was starting to lose weight, I didn’t do a lot of resistance training. But when I finally did, the changes in my body were significant.

  8. Thanks for the amazing article. The videos really helped me with my workout and I might use them in the future. I’ll be sharing this with my friends and family!

  9. I am now encouraged to try resistance training because of your article. I really have some problems with my bone structure. I might be able to train it if not completely correct.

    1. Hi Roma, I’m glad the article has encouraged you to try resistance training. Watch the videos to give you a better understanding of what to do. Come back and give us an update on your progress. Thanks for joining in, Robert

  10. I have to agree that resistance training is indeed beneficial to the whole body. A few years back, I did some resistance training and there were some obvious developments in my muscles in a matter of 2 weeks. You can never go wrong with resistance training.

  11. I remember seeing this concept in action and it is definitely intense. Athletes use this for strength training above all.

  12. Nice read this could really work as an a total work out. The only limit is your imagination. What does the system look like however?

    1. Hi Mico, resistance training or strength training has many different options from resistance bands to weight lifting. So it depends on what your preferences are. Watch the videos to get a better idea of what to do. Thanks for sharing, Robert

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