What do you know about strength training?
That it builds big muscles and makes your stronger?
As a personal trainer, have you ever asked your clients what strength training means to them? And, why they want to work on their body strength?
Incorporating total body strength training at least once a week is one of the best physical changes you can make to your body; not only because it will help you “tone up”, but strength training will ignite your metabolism and improve your posture.
Here are our top reasons your and your clients should strength train.
Strength training is amazing for your metabolism.
Strength training raises excess post oxygen consumption (EPOC). This is important to all of us since this process can raise your metabolism for up to 24 hours after your workout has finished. This change allows the body to burn fat more efficiently throughout the day while securing sustained energy. Additionally, lean muscle improves posture, sculpts the physique, and protects our bones.
Strength training can help you beat sugar cravings.
Have you heard of your glucose metabolism? It’s another big advantage of working out with weights.
Strength training boosts the number of proteins that take glucose out of the blood and transport it into the skeletal muscle. This gives the muscles more energy and lowers overall blood-glucose levels.
The body’s insulin response will be lowered, which limits rapid blood sugar spikes. Not only is this important for beating cravings, but it also keeps our bodies from holding on to unnecessary fat.
Strength training improves your posture.
Does your personal training client have a desk job and are worried about slumping shoulders? Strength training can reduce the negative effects of bad posture.
A strong foundation (core) helps take pressure off the joints. When we sit for long periods of time, we lose activation in our core and glute muscles. This leads to added pressure in places like the lower back. In order to avoid this issue, it is incredibly beneficial to strengthen these muscle groups—that way these muscles can support the body at all times, even in passive situations.
So if you’re struggling to convince your client to give strength training a try, you now have some very convincing reasons to get them started.