As you know exercise is good for you, however you may not know the importance of building muscle through strength training. If your workouts purely focus on cardio or aerobic exercise, you're missing a key component of overall fitness. Gaining muscle mass offers plenty of benefits for everyone. Being strong and fit will do wonders for your health, confidence and energy. A stronger body is a leaner, fitter, metabolism-boosting machine.
Strength training increases lean muscle mass, which helps your body burn calories more efficiently and improves your quality of life. The higher percentage of muscle in your body, the more efficient your body will be at losing weight.
Stronger muscles help support your joints - this can help you lead a more independent lifestyle as you age.
Building muscle also helps protect your joints from injury. This is particularly important to note as you age; balance may become an issue that can lead to fractured hipbones or other injuries related to falls. Stronger muscles help support your joints - this can help you lead a more independent lifestyle as you age. Increased muscle mass makes you stronger so you'll have more stamina when you perform physical activities. As you become more active, your quality of life will most certainly improve. Stronger muscles also counteract the side effects of weak muscles, which may cause instability and structural pain.
Tips for building stronger muscles
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Lifting heavier weights will increase the overall fat burning effects, but the key is to start light, maintain good form throughout and progress to heavier weights to challenge your sessions. Try a combination of pure weight training, then weight training paired with some cardio (Bi30 - sweat & sculpt workout video) as this will help you burn twice as much fat as cardio alone.
Try different ways of working with weight. You can burn fat and maintain muscle when training with resistance weights, resistance bands and bodyweight training. Mix things up to keep
Pre-workout fuel should contain easy to digest foods and protein paired with natural fats and slow release carbohydrates.
Eat the right fuel to build muscle. Nourish your body with good, nutrient-dense food so you’ll feel
Pre or post workout fuel – what to eat
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