The many benefits weight training gives is unique and special among all forms of exercise! There are very few sports and exercise programs that you can use or perform to develop, strengthen, tone or physically alter the entire body like that of weight training.
Weight training is a lifestyle, you essentially only compete against yourself; benefits are achieved by visualizing and setting realistic goals with rewards.
Pushing yourself to reach a higher mental and physical athletic level is only one of the many benefits weight training gives. Weight training is not age or gender specific, any and everyone can weight train at any level.
It would be tough to list all the benefits weight training gives in their entirety that are specifically related to weight training; I would probably run out of paper before I could finish.
All jokes aside though, weight training is a lifestyle change that is growing in popularity around the world: but, especially here in North America.
People are beginning to see that weight training is not just for a few, that are genetically gifted such as; Olympic athletes, power lifters or for physique athletes like bodybuilders, etc., nothing could be further from the truth.
Weight training on its own is not competitive. Here at Dynamic Weight Training, it is encouraged as a lifestyle to enrich and enhance it.
The benefits weight training gives are almost endless, but lets discuss some of the ones that I feel would probably be the most important to you.
Performing exercises properly and energetically, the body will respond to this new adaptive process quickly. After a few weeks of weight training your body will begin to release endorphin's as a response to the training during and after each workout.
This elevated sense of euphoria and well-being becomes very coveted by lifters of both sexes, and does not require the use of drugs to create this response - your body does this on its own! This is all part of the stimulation felt from the effort of the pump.
This increased level of arterial blood flow through the major vessels will add more oxygen and nutrition to all of the different muscle groups, including the brain. Your heart will also become stronger and more efficient, so - what does all this mean?
Losing unwanted weight, toning muscle or increasing strength for men and especially in women, weight training activates muscle, but can leave some feeling a little unsure of whether these are benefits you want - or do they really help, give a leap on life.
You actually burn calories faster and more efficiently, than a person your sitting next to, relative to your age and weight (10 -15% more), that does no actively weight train... adding-up to a big calorie difference at the end of each week.
The benefits weight training gives comes in many forms, shapes and sizes, the benefits of this type of exercise are still being unearthed by sports medical physicians and laboratory studies all the time.
One of the best benefits weight training can and does give everyone once you've mastered some of the exercises...
Often Stress is brought on by the simplest of things; worry or negative fixation on life's obstacles, can often be cured or soothed by simple things as well.
The nervous system naturally increases it's anxiety and tension levels as a response to school or workday stress.
This mental and physical response is real and we feel it everyday, as the day unfolds. As stress and tension increases-you need an outlet
This is where Weight Training shows its true productive colors:
Self awareness becomes more acute as problem solving and efficiency skills become sharpened. If it sounds to good to be true, it isn't! Drinking from the cup of less stress is simple - it's human nature that complicates it.
Some of the things I have mentioned above, I class as outward-things that give us meaning and pleasure and a positive blast of inspiration to our lives.
The results from your training efforts will be no different, stress and tension will dissolve as you become stronger... which moves us to feeling the 'Inward benefits weight training can give'.
As mentioned, the benefits from weight training are almost infinite:
At the end of each training day as you progress and get a better understanding of your body and how it reacts to the uniqueness of weight training - you will ultimately find a positive piece of yourself.
This piece is for each of us to discover in our own way, once you have; this opens up new doorways connecting your thoughts, feelings, experiences and positive emotions, often changing the passion of how we train-amplifying this new connection inwardly...
As this new connection begins to radiate, others will notice helping strengthen this new connection you make with yourself.
The only way we can experience most of life’s everyday things is through our bodies senses. The greater your physical condition becomes, only means: that your experiences are going to be amplified that much more.
I hope in some small way to encourage you, to give weight training a try. Of course only at your physical level and condition, and experience some - or even all of the many benefits 'even if you are a complete beginner'.
I also would like to encourage you to check with your health care provider or family physician and see what he/she has to say before you start.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the benefits of weight training article, I wish you the very best, make your training fun, add variety and keep things imaginatively interesting; as this will go a long way to becoming a new lifestyle for you: if you so choose it? DWT