The Big, Big Benefits of Weight Lifting
Weight lifting and working out in general isn’t just about the vanity of the mirror, yet so many people looking in from the outside fail to realise this. The ones who are dedicated and get out of bed early to hit the weights are often referred to as ‘obsessed’, but are they really that narcissistic?
Everyone that lifts will agree that the aesthetics are a rewarding by product of the hours of hard work and sweat equity that are shed in the gym, yet at the same time there is so much more to it…
Now, let’s explore some of the massive benefits you can net by starting a weight lifting regime today.
Weight Lifting Burns More Calories
Cardio is no longer viewed as the most effective way to burn those excess calories, as with a cardio based workout routine the only time you are burning calories is when you are performing the cardio itself. Weight lifting on the other hand will increase your LBM (lean body mass) which in turn will boost your metabolism; this increase in metabolism will have you burning a greater number of calories even while you are at rest.
Weight Lifting Will Give You Newfound Energy & Happiness
After a weight lifting session you may feel physically fatigued but you will feel mentally sharper than ever. There is no feeling in the world that can compare to the immense sense of energy and fulfilment after an intense workout. After exercising your body releases serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine which are all ‘feel-good’ hormones.
Weight Lifting Teaches You To Appreciate Progression
There is no quick fix for a long term problem. Weight training presents this fact to us, and teaches us how to appreciate it. This is a fantastic lesson as it can be applied to all facets of life. Weight lifting will not only teach and test your patience, but also encourages you to show up and put in some damn hard work in order to reap the future benefits, making a small investment of time and energy on a daily basis. These exact modules of success can be applied to building a relationship, starting a business or any other worthwhile endeavour in life.
Weight Lifting Will Improve Your Posture
With the majority of people spending a large portion of their day hunched over a computer our posture begins to suffer. A weak lower back, abdominal region and a hunch are all too common these days. Weight lifting will strengthen your lower back, abs, shoulders and all other muscle groups during the process. This improved posture will transfer over into increased confidence leaving your feeling happier too.
Weight Lifting Is Fun!
Once you have established a basic routine and become comfortable working out in the gym you’ll realise how much fun it can actually be. Lifting heavy weights, pushing yourself through those last few repetitions you didn’t think you could do while battling out set after set with your training partner is a thrill, it’s exhilarating and it makes you feel alive. I can guarantee you’ll have fun lifting weights.
Your success in the gym will lead to success in all other aspects of your life.