Many times, people tend to think of big muscular bodybuilders and people who lift cars as the kind of people who participate in resistance training. However, resistance training relates to any physical activity that includes lifting something or carrying something from point A to point B safely and efficiently. For example, carrying groceries or picking up a child can become an activity of ease without the fear of injury.
Michigan State University research has found that continued resistance training can help:
- Keep bones dense and strong
- Increase daily energy levels
- Correct postural alignment
- Increase metabolism which can lead to maintaining a healthy body composition
- Reduce the risk of injury
- Increase the strength of internal connective tissue
To get the most out of this type of training, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends training each major muscle group 2-3 times per week.
Along with physical benefits, resistance training also has many psychological and quality of life benefits, according to a study done by the Quality of Life Research Journal. Their research found that environmental quality of life, sense of coherence, and depressive symptoms all improved over a 9-month span.
These studies are done and analyzed by exercises specialists that can interpret this data and curate a plan that is exactly right for your specialized needs. The trainers at Urban Fitness Studio want to create an environment where you have the power to create change for the better. The studio offers different programs to help enhance your life through superior movement and mindfulness training.
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Written by: Greg Belyayev