All the Benefits of Lifting Weights at Xercise4Less Gyms
If you feel that lifting weights is something for more experienced gym goers, you’re not alone. Lots of people imagine that pumping iron is only for hulking guys power lifting enormous weights and not for normal people with real bodies. It’s also understandable to be intimidated at the thought of lifting weights when you’re a beginner or new to the gym environment.
But at an authentic gym like Xercise4Less we think weight training is for everyone, no matter their experience level or level of fitness. We feel that the benefits of resistance training from lifting free weights to weight training machines are so great that it must be an integral part of your workout programme. If you really want to improve your body shape, you need to lift weights and that applies to all our members, male and female.
Not convinced? Just think if one of our Personal Trainers told you that with resistance training you’d lose more fat than doing cardio alone; you’d get stronger while looking more toned; you’d improve your posture; you’d have more energy and the quality of your sleep would improve. What would you think then? Lifting weights does that and more. There are simply too many physical and mental benefits to leave strength training out of your workout schedule.
Make Weight Training a Real Strength Throughout Your Life
When you start picking up dumbbells or Olympic lifting at Xercise4Less Gyms, you’ll receive health benefits way beyond getting toned.
The muscle-strengthening powers of strength training helps preserve or increase your muscle mass, your strength, and your power. That makes lifting weights essential for bone, joint, and muscle health as you age and reduces the risk of osteoporosis in later life. Strength training that works all the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, core, shoulders, and arms) also develops better body mechanics improving your balance, coordination, and posture. Not only does resistance training provide a natural remedy for any sleep issues that you’re having but it will give you increased body confidence as you feel stronger and more powerful after every weights session.
If that isn’t enough, lifting weights also has a major impact on weight loss.
Lose More Weight as You Lift More Weights
The benefits of lifting weights are immense for your general fitness, but strength training can also help burn off the calories. Strength training at an Xercise4Less Gym will enhance your body’s ability to burn calories throughout the day. Simply put, increased muscle mass speeds up your metabolism so your body keeps working harder for longer than aerobic exercise even after you’ve stopped working out.
Don’t worry, you can lift weights and not worry about ‘bulking up’ as you can shape and tone your body, not just make it bigger. When you’re at your strongest you perform better right through your day. Building strength while losing weight is the Holy Grail of fitness and one you can achieve working alongside our knowledgeable and approachable Personal Trainers.
Get Excited about Lifting Weights
If you’re looking to add strength or resistance training to your routine, you have a lot of options at Xercise4Less Gyms. Building your body is achievable with a wide range of resistance training equipment and machines in our gym. Different types of resistance training kit include classic strength training free weights like dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells as well as strength training machines with adjustable seats and handles attached to weights or hydraulics.
When you first start lifting weights, it’s key to pay attention to safety and form in order to reduce the risk of injury. That’s why our Personal Trainers work closely with weightlifting beginners to explain the basics and show you the proper form. Our knowledgeable fitness staff are equally important for experienced power lifters as they can give body builders an edge in achieving strength and endurance gains. Xercise4Less Personal Trainers will guide you in developing a safe and effective programme that will determine the right reps, sets, tempo, and force to achieve the strength, endurance, and shape you’re looking for. Keep your muscles guessing too in consultation with our weightlifting gurus by changing your programme every four to eight weeks.
Lift the Weight Off When You Join Xercise4Less Gyms
With the professional help of our Xercise4Less gym team you’ll quickly understand the basics of weight training and where it best fits into your workout sessions. You’ve seen the amazing benefits of lifting weights from burning loads of calories to improved physical strength and health.
Our weight lifting members can choose from a wide selection of strength training kit ranging from the 350 sqm of the free weights floor with its Olympic benches, power racks and weight plates to a huge number of resistance stations packed with weight machines to work on your back, arms, legs, and shoulders.
Get lifting today at your local Xercise4Less gym and reap the immense benefits of lifting weights!