How lifting weights transform your life

The benefits -
Lifting weights has both physical and psychological benefits. Resistance training can be used for a wide range of objectives, from losing fat to gaining muscle.

Calories - According to a Harvard study, a person with around 83 kg (178 lbs) can burn up to around 250 calories per 30 minutes of intensive weight lifting.

Study - These calculations are based on compound lifts, which are multi-joint movements such as the squat and the deadlift.

Intensity -
Training intensity (how much weight you lift) is a determinant factor in how many calories you burn.

Compound movements -
These multi-joints exercises include the squat, deadlift, bench press, rows, pull ups, and shoulder press, to name a few.

Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) - A training session usually has an effect on the amount of oxygen your body consumes way after you've exercised.

More muscle mass will make you leaner - The good news is that more muscle usually equals less fat. The caloric expenditure of muscle mass is superior to that of fat. 

It will make you feel good -
Stress relief is one of the benefits of strength training.

Your heart will thank you - Lifting weights can improve your triglycerides, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels and reduced risk of heart disease.

Strong bones -
It's not only your muscles that get stronger when you lift weights. Your bones, tendons, and ligaments also get stronger.

Anti-aging -
As we age, we tend to lose lean muscle mass and bone mineral density. Lifting weights can help counter the effects of aging.

Less injuries - By using different motor patterns under a load, you'll become stronger in a wide range of movements. 

You don't have to build a home gym - Cheap accessories can be used to do your resistance training. A pull-up bar or push-up handles can be very effective.

No weights? No problem! -
The same goes for weights. If you don't have barbells, dumbbells, or kettlebells at home, just use whatever you have.

You'll sleep better -
Resistance training can be great to improve the quality of your sleep. This will consequently have a positive impact on your energy levels the following day.

No gym, now what? - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many gymgoers. If you're on lockdown and don't have a home gym, do not despair:

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