Weight Training Equipment Burlington VT
Weight Training Equipment
Weight training burns twice as many calories as high-intensity cardio does. I can sense your disbelief. It took me a while to convert too, but once I incorporated weight training sessions into my workouts I quickly bore witness to its benefits.
Frankly, it discourages me when I hear so many people are averse to weight training women in particular, who fear they'll bulk up like Arnie Schwarzenegger if they lift a couple sets with10-pound dumbbells. Believe me, ladies, the feminine frame isn't made for a body builder's physique. Female body builders are only built that way because they consume a special diet, with the aid of supplements, and lift extremely high amounts of weight in a structured program to look that way. For the rest of us, weight training will simply tone your muscles and raise your metabolism, which in turn causes you to burn more calories. Once you start weight training regularly your body will be able to burn far more calories throughout the entire day even while you sleep a benefit not reaped from even the highest-intensity cardio workouts.
Weight training is especially important for those of us who are 30 years of age and older. A bi-weekly bout of weight training can help to reverse the natural decline in your metabolism. It also offers excess energy and strengthens bones, which for older women will lessen your risks of developing osteoporosis. It will also elevate your mood naturally during menopause. That's not to mention the added endurance and energy, plus the improvements to your balance, coordination, posture and overall strength and confidence.
If you're just beginning a weight training program then brace yourself for a ton of benefits. Don't shy away because you think you'll have to buy a whole heap of weight equipment. Realistically all you need is 3 pairs of dumbbells and a weight bench to get started, most of which can be found in the classified ads for under $50. You can start with the basics initiall...