Strength training is a resistance exercise that builds strength.
Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an object, such as weights, bands, and your own body weight. This produces increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. Resistance and strength training is used to increase physical attractiveness, improve general health, increase sports performance, for medical rehabilitation, injury recovery, or just because people love it.
Resistance and strength training works by causing microscopic tears to the muscle cells, which then the body repairs. Testosterone, insulin-like growth factor, growth hormone, protein, and other nutrients rush to the muscle after a resistance and strength training session to help repair the muscles, help them regenerate, and make them stronger. It is very important to allow time between workouts for recovery, as your muscles heal and grow when you are not working out.
We design each fitness program using a variety of resistance exercises. During a hands on training session we ensure that each exercise is properly and safely performed.
Styles of resistance and strength training exercises:
- Weight lifting (bar, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, slam balls…)
- Resistance bands
- Heavy Rope exercises
- Body weight
- And most sports activities, including swimming, wrestling, mixed martial arts, rock climbing
- Builds muscle strength and tone
- Increased bone density (even in the elderly)
- Slows down or reverses the bodies aging process by increasing muscle fibers.
- Increases tendon and ligament strength and toughness
- Improved joint function
- Increased sports performance
- Medical rehabilitation
- Injury recovery
- Increased metabolism which helps with weight loss and management
- Improved cardiovascular function
- Improvement in overall health and well-being