Why Weightlifting Is Key to Lasting Fitness

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How to safely start lifting weights

The cardinal rule of weight training is balance. This applies whether you’re a professional athlete or just hitting the gym for the first time. Also, pay attention to your bone and muscular structure. Prior injuries may prevent you from performing certain exercises.

Seek out a personal trainer

These days, many gyms will provide you with an initial consultation with a certified personal trainer. Take advantage of this benefit to map out specific exercises, weight load, and rest periods. They will also highlight what you can safely achieve without overextending your body or overworking specific muscles.

Focus on weightlifting technique

When undertaken in a balanced manner, weightlifting can offer you a world of benefits. First, it can counter the natural loss of muscle as we age. It also helps you lose fatty tissue while improving your balance, muscle tone, and bone density. Finally, there’s the benefit of improved strength and mobility.

Create a weight training schedule

Consider scheduling a monthly session with your trainer to double-check your weightlifting technique and discuss your long-term fitness goals.

Rest and regroup

Gradual intensity and good form will help you strengthen your muscles and joints. With the right weightlifting technique, you will also boost your resilience and prevent future accidents and injuries. Our muscles experience minor tears with each weightlifting session. Taking a day or two in between training sessions will help your body recover.



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Amandeep Khun-Khun

Amandeep Khun-Khun

Life coach, Investor and Avid Traveler Amandeep Khun-Khun