If you have been around the Faithful Workouts community for a while you know how seriously passionate I am about strength training and for a wealth of reasons!
1. Improve Your Metabolism
Strength training is the best way to improve your metabolism because muscle burns up calories faster than fat. When you increase your muscle mass, you boost your resting metabolism allowing your body to burn more calories and why every exercise program should include weight training.
2. Prevents Injury
Studies show tons of back and knee surgeries could be avoided with proper strength training because by improving the strength of the muscles, tendons, and even the ligaments and bones, they are less prone to injury. By building stronger muscles and tendons, we are helping them hold the body in proper alignment while protecting the bones and joints.
Strength training provides our bodies with longevity. Athletes who want to be active in sports like tennis, basketball, running, biking will be able to enjoy those activities for many more years by adding strength training to their activities.
It's important to note that spot reduction doesn't work. We shouldn't focus just one area of our bodies because we want it to be skinnier. Strengthening our body as a whole is important to enjoy mobility and agility for years to come.
With these reasons in mind, I want to challenge you to focus on growing your body stronger by committing to strength training over the next 5 days with these workouts and see what a difference it makes in how you feel.
Day 1 Arms, Shoulders & Back
Day 2 Legs & Glutes
Day 3 Core (Beginner & Advanced)
Day 4 Lower Body Strength
Day 5 Stretch, Tone & Lengthen
How did your 5 day strength training challenge go? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you and cheer you on!
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Michelle is the founder of Faithful Workouts and The Fresh Table. She began her fitness career in 1984 and still loves to help people break free from fitness frustration and move towards a life that's full of physical and spiritual health. Michelle is married to Jeff and they have three children PLUS two lovable dogs.