PRLog - Jan. 24, 2013 - Want to look good and feel even better? Try strength training workouts. You'll build strength, improve your muscle tone, boost yourself-esteem, and burn fat.
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What Is Strength Training:
Strength Training is when you perform exercises with resistance to build muscle mass and strength. Strength training is not running on a treadmill, riding a stationary bike, or using an elliptical machine, that is called cardio. Although those types of aerobic machines use "resistance"
Strength training simply put is working out to get stronger as well as bigger. The most common form of strength training is lifting weights. Weight lifting can include free weights, machines, elastic bands, body weight or any other form of resistance.
Most people who work out with weights typically use two different kinds: free weights (including barbells, dumbbells,and hand weights) and weight machines. Both of these are good for at home strength training. Free weights usually work a group of muscles at the same time; weight machines typically are designed to help you isolate and work on a specific muscle.
What Are The Benefits Of Strength Training:
What are the benefits of strength training? Strength training is the real key to burning off body fat? The reason is because muscle tissue is the most metabolically active tissue in the body and burns up to 50 calories per pound!
That means if you can add 5 extra pounds of solid muscle to your body, you will burn an extra 250 calories every day just sitting around! In a recent study, researchers found that regular weight training boosts basal metabolic rate by about 15 percent. Use strength training to turn your body into a fat burning, muscle building machine!
Whenever starting strength training workouts please see your physician or family doctor.