Muscle Building & Strength Training
Training to build muscle and strength will also help burn fat, relieve joint pain, increase lean mass, and improve the overall look of your body.
We typically think of strength training as something that only bodybuilders do, and of course, strength training is an important part of building muscle volume. However, it is far from the only reason to strength train. No matter what your fitness goals are, strength training needs to play a key role in your workout regimen. My goal for all my personal training clients in Apollo Beach and surrounding areas is to gain strength and muscle.
If your goal is to lose weight and burn fat, strength training should be your first step in your fitness program. Strength and strength endurance builds lean muscle and increases your work capacity that is required for intense cardiovascular workouts. This improves your metabolism before, during and after each workout. Increasing the rate of your metabolism will result in more fat emulsification (loss), and a leaner more toned body.
Joint and back pain is often caused—or made worse by—weakness in your core muscles. By strengthening the muscles in your core, those muscles will help to stabilize your entire body. If you have weak abs you likely have lower back pain. A weak core is not the only reason you may have lower back pain but there is a connection between the two. That is why when you stand you experience lower back pain and that the longer you stand the pain becomes more intense. For effective joint and back pain relief, my personal training program will focus on strength training to build up your core muscles.
As we move into our 50s, 60s, and 70s, strengthening your muscles will help stabilize your entire body. Working your joints like the synovial joint (ie. knee joint) requires frequent movement through exercise and with proper nutrients will help maintain healthy joints. Keeping your muscles and joints strong as you age is the key to your quality of life. Strength training can give you the confidence to pick up your kids or grandkids without worrying about pain and carry a box up a flight of stairs without the risk of throwing your back out. For “mature athletes,” as we call them, strength training is the difference between body pain and true quality of life.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, build endurance, gain lean mass, improve balance and coordination, or to just maintain the ability to do everyday activities, strength training will be a part of every training session. If you’re in the Apollo Beach, Ruskin, or Sun City Center, FL, areas, call me at (813) 294-2836 to start training today.