Weightlifting and building muscle keeps people's immune system awake, alive, and alert too.
This is just one of the many benefits of picking up a kettlebell, dumbbells, barbells, and resistance bands. Here are 7 noticeable strength training benefits — on top of boosting the immune system:
improved movement control - mobility & flexibility
better cognitive abilities
enhanced cardiovascular health
better bone health
reduction in chronic pain
strengthens the nervous system
and, if there’s one exercise that can considerably boost a weight-loss effort, it’s strength training.
Want to feel good in general and have more energy when you wake up? Strength train! Additionally, in a global pandemic that makes immune system function more crucial than ever, research findings hint at a possible way to keep immunity strong: weightlifting.
If you can vouch for this, leave a comment here for the group.
Take it from me, 3 or more times a week on alternating days is a great schedule.
How long does it take to see muscle gains? You'll likely see the "muscle pump" in a single session, and real gains to come in roughly 6 to 8 weeks. Take extra care by eating good PROTEIN in each meal.
Let me know if you want help getting started. That is the hardest part, not the weight lifting!
Is a cardio workout a better use of limited time? No, no, and no, it's not. There are misunderstandings and myths about strength training or resistance training that need some serious busting. I'll do that in the next post.