Fitness - Weightlifting

Weightlifting Equipment
Related: You may also be wondering about Cardio training rather than Strength training. Below is a link to a well written article outlining these two types of training.

Weightlifting Equipment

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Benefits of Weightlifting

Weightlifting can be confusing and become a “maybe I can try it” approach. This type of training uses weights for resistance, therefore, applying stress on muscles to get them stronger and larger. Many trainers can provide you with a proper start-up program, but you may be thinking if lifting weights is for me.

The benefits of weight training offer great results if done properly. On the other hand, if not done correctly, the results may be muscle, and ligament damages or more severe. Basic guidance includes, but is not limited to, proper techniques, warmups, starting with light weights, gradual weight increase, post-workout stretching, and this also involves proper nutrition.

As mentioned, if not done correctly there can be severe consequences. Some of the more common mistakes of weightlifting include not warming up, rushing into training, lifting too heavy, and incorrect techniques.

The intimidation is that weightlifting is the hierarchy, the beast-mode; when it’s actually a balance/resistance training that increases muscle strength. The downside is that it involves learning muscle anatomy and the risk of injury.

Bottom line: Weightlifting is very methodical and you must maintain motivation. The benefits are huge if done correctly with proper guidance.