Strength Training

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  • Weight Training

Weight training is an essential component of any person’s exercise program. Whether you are looking to gain strength, lose weight, or maintain fitness as you age, a consistent commitment to strength training will provide the results you are looking for.

Weight Loss

Too many people think they need to start their weight loss programs by hopping on the treadmill and slaving away for hours at a time. While cardiovascular exercise has its benefits, strength training has proven to be a superior method for burning fat. By lifting weights, you will increase your lean muscle mass, and in turn, crank up your metabolism.

Additionally, if keeping your heart rate high is important to you, weightlifting programs can be customized to do just that by limiting rest periods or involving compound lifting movements.

Strength Gains

This one is pretty simple. To get stronger, you have to pump iron. Besides adding muscle, strength gains can have carryover benefits to everyday life. Whether it’s lifting your kids off the ground, carrying in groceries from the car, or helping your friend move in to a new house, life is easier when you’re stronger.

Anti-Aging Cure

As we age, our bodies lose critical muscle mass due to changes in hormonal balance and decreased metabolism. The absolute best way to combat the aging process is to lift weights. The old saying is true—if you don’t use it, you lose it! Lifting weights is an all ages activity.

Week of Full Body Workout

Monday

3 sets of each exercise for 10 reps


10 minute warm up

Barbell Bench Press

Traditional Barbell Squat

Standing Alternate Dumbbell Bicep Curls

Tricep Rope Extensions

Standing Calf Raises

Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Presses

30-45 second Static Planks

Cool down with 5-10 mins of foam rolling

Wednesday

3 sets of each exercise for 10 reps


10 minute warm up

Pull-ups (Negative or Assisted if unable to do a pull-up)

Traditional Deadlift

Preacher Bicep Curls

Tricep Bench Dips

Seated Calf Raises

Seated Lateral Shoulder Flyes

Hanging Leg Raises

Cool down with 5-10 mins of foam rolling

Friday

3 sets of each exercise for 10 reps


10 minute warm up

Seated Cable Rows

Leg Press Machine

Leg Press Calf Extension

Tricep Bench Dips

Incline Bench Alternate Hammer Bicep Curls

Barbell Shoulder Presses

30-45 second Static Side Planks

Cool down with 5-10 mins of foam rolling

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