Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Amazing Benefits of Resistance Training

When it comes to exercise, resistance training is often overlooked. Resistance training is an essential part of any fitness program and has many amazing benefits. Taking part in a sound resistance training program will improve the conditioning of muscle tissue and increase metabolism. Metabolism can be defined as the amount of calories the body needs each day to sustain life. An improvement in muscle conditioning and metabolism will result in the reduction of body fat and give the body healthy lean appearance.

What is resistance training?

Resistance training is a form of exercise that challenges the muscles of the body by applying resistance to a movement. Methods of resistance training include using one's own body weight, stretch bands, free-weights, machine weights, medicine balls and anything else that will apply resistance to movement.

Who can benefit from resistance training?

People of all ages can benefit from resistance training. From teenagers to seniors the benefits of resistance training are unmatched by any other form of exercise. When starting any fitness program it is recommended that you seek the knowledge of a certified fitness profession.

Why should one apply resistance training to their fitness program?

Aside from improved muscle conditioning and an enhanced metabolism, resistance training has number of other great benefits.

Additional benefits of resistance training include:

* Enhances physical appearance/Increases lean muscle/Decreases body fat
* Increases energy
* An increase and restoration of bone density
* A decrease in coronary disease
* Increases strength, power and endurance
* Injury prevention
* Aids in rehabilitation and recovery from injury
* Increases (LDL) good cholesterol
* Slows the aging process
* Improves balance, flexibility, stability and mobility
* Lowers resting heart rate / Lowers blood pressure

Some closing tips to apply to your resistance training program:

1. Perform a 3-5 minute warm up on a piece of cardiovascular equipment before beginning you resistance training routine. This will help you avoid injury and improve the quality of your workout.

2. Stretch before (after warm up) and after your resistance training program. This also will help you avoid injury and improve the quality of your workout.

3. Perform your resistance workout before performing your aerobic workout. This will maximize the benefits of both your resistance and aerobic training workouts.

4. Perform each set of resistance training to the point of momentary muscular failure while maintaining proper form. This will maximize muscular conditioning.

5. Exercise large muscle groups before small muscle groups. (i.e. Chest before Triceps)

For additional information about this article and articles similar to this please visit or you can e-mail me at

Craig LePage, CSCS, NASM-CPT
Precision Fitness NC, Director

Craig is a well-known Fitness Professional in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and is the Director of Precision Fitness Mooresville. He has been helping people reach their fitness and wellness goals for more than 12 years. His credentials include a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Bridgeport Connecticut, CSCS credentials from the NSCA and a Personal Training Certification from the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Craig has written for Charlotte, NC area Newspapers, authored his own fitness & nutrition program and is a frequent guest on a Charlotte area radio show that focus' on health and wellness. He has recently co-authoring a golf specific exercise book (Play Better, Longer - Golf) and is also working on a book of his own that should be available sometime next year.


Vitamin D3 supplementation helps women build muscle even after menopause
EurekAlert (press release)
CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 30, 2015)--The benefits of vitamin D supplementation for postmenopausal women have been widely debated. But a new study from Sao Paulo, Brazil, now documents that vitamin D supplementation can significantly increase ...

and more »

How to Build Muscle With Partner Manual Resistance
Lowering the weight during a rep is often an afterthought. You work hard on the "working" part of the rep, regarding the second half as simply a time to reset. If you're guilty of this, you're only getting a portion of the benefits of the exercise ...

The Corvallis Advocate

Build Muscle, Skip the Gym
The Corvallis Advocate
working-out-at-home Kettlebells provide a holistic approach to health and fitness. These cast-iron cannonballs with a handle attached come in different weight sizes. The design allows the user to perform ballistic movements with seamless transitions ...

How you can build muscle and strength quickly
Ahmedabad Mirror
If you are looking to achieve massive muscular growth, try German Volume Training, the ultimate workout programme. It was popularised by German national weightlifting coach Rolf Feser. It was used to help lifters build muscle mass and burn unwanted ...

Men's Health News

Build Muscle with Cook and Chisel: The Gainz Edition
Men's Health News
Every recipe is designed to contribute to the total protein and carbohydrates you need daily to build muscle. You don't need to count calories or macronutrients. Curry has already done that work for you. All you need to do? Eat a breakfast, lunch ...

How To Build Muscle Fast
The China Business Network
We can use this ability to adapt to help build muscle fast. The goal in weight training is to tear down your muscles. First of all it is important to note that the legs have to be trained first in order to achieve the adonis golden ratio and build up ...


Here's How Much Money Vegetarians Save Each Year
Now, if you're trying to build muscle, you might see downsides to the vegetarian diet. Both meal plans had more than 50 grams of protein daily (the recommended intake for someone weighing 165 pounds), but the meatless diet had less: 60 grams versus 96 ...

The Cheat Sheet

5 Yoga Poses Every Guy Should Be Doing
The Cheat Sheet
Myth: Yoga is for girls, and it is not a good workout for guys if they are trying to build muscle or get in shape. Reality: Yoga is a great way for guys to gain strength, balance, flexibility, and so much more. Plus, some of the best and most-respected ...

and more »

John Stamos reportedly took date rape drug
Contra Costa Times
Apparently some bodybuilders use it to build muscle mass and as a sleep aid. TMZ reports official charges will soon be filed. After his arrest, Stamos did 30 days in a live-in treatment facility. Tony Hicks writes celebrity commentary for the Bay Area ...

and more »

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

7 Questions You Should Ask to Keep Exercise Simple and Effective
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Exercise science is evolutionary, not revolutionary, meaning that while we're always adding to our body of knowledge, there are no magic bullets that easily build muscle or shed pounds. Also, exercise doesn't have a one-size-fits-all approach. What is ...

Google News


Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright LLC. All rights reserved.