It Really Can Help Everyone!
Weight Training is becoming more and more popular across the world, helping more and more people become stronger, fitter, healthier and happier!
Over the years, weight lifting has developed greatly, making lifting more of an umbrella term, with various types of lifting techniques and programming all having their unique features that bring about different results and benefits to performance, fitness and health!
Ultimately, I would say that typically the analogous goal of most, if not all weight lifters is to lift heavier. I get it, there is something so exhilarating and thrilling about lifting heavier than you did in your previous training session, and reaching that goal you set out to target at the start of your session, or even your training program.
The attitude towards weight training is somewhat changing with time. Yes, of course there remains that exhilaration and competitiveness that comes with the sport, but these days people are using weight training to develop and improve both their physical and mental health.
Imagine using weight lifting not only to get stronger, but to perform better in your day-to-day life or in your sport (even if these have absolutely NOTHING to do with lifting weight?!). I promise, it works! If you are weight training correctly, and you are following a structured program that is set to enable you to reach your personal goals, whatever they may be – it WILL HELP!
Weight lifting definitely promotes both physical and mental health, with benefits including:
- Increase bone density
- Strengthen muscle
- Cardiovascular improvement
- Release of endorphins
- Stress relief
- Reduction of body fat
- Optimise performance and function
- Improve sporting technique
Whilst considering its benefits one must keep in mind that the physical benefits would be reduced if the lifting technique is not at its optimum. Lifting in poor form may and will cause injury, if not now then later on in life. (This is the same in any sport, or any action/movement that is not done properly!). For this reason I share with you my ‘safety’ recommendations:
- Follow a program that is tailored towards your needs and GOALS;
- Have your technique and progress monitored closely, with your training program adapted towards it;
- If you have had previous injury and/or would like to avoid potential injury see a physiotherapist for a full analysis.
At Function360 our physiotherapist and sports massage therapists work closely together to ensure your treatment will benefit you and promote recovery and optimum performance. We want YOU to do what YOU LOVE, for as long as possible.
What makes us different is that we also work closely with personal trainers to take that rehab and performance to the NEXT LEVEL. The STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES and PERSONAL TRAINERS we work with and recommend, are trained and experienced with working with both injured and uninjured individuals, enhancing performance NO MATTER YOUR LEVEL!
PROGRESS, isn’t that what we all want no matter our GOAL?
Don’t we all want to do what we do BETTER than we are doing it?
In order to DO BETTER, you have to DO IT RIGHT in the first place. We all have the potential, we just need to be pushed in the right direction. Let US HELP YOU!
Weight Training Can Help Everyone, if it is done properly!
Over the next month or so I will be publishing different blogs giving you advice on how to optimise your performance through weight lifting! I will be discussing some common technical errors and muscle imbalances and I will be showing you what to do to avoid them and to treat them. Flexibility and mobility advice and nutrition and supplementation will be covered too. If there is anything specific you would like to know more about just let me know…
Any questions… I’m ALWAYS here!
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