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Many people associate strength and conditioning only with athletes.

At one time, perhaps, strength and conditioning was reserved only for

athletes. Certainly the world of muscle building (apart from body

building) was relatively unknown. But all that has changed in the last

few generations as the health benefits of muscle strength and

endurance have become known for men and women of all ages.


As a result of technological advances, societal changes, and personal

choices, all of us place fewer demands on our muscular systems.


Why should you consider a regular program of strength and

conditioning? What do you have to gain by it? Is there any compelling

reason to commit yourself to strength training for 20-60 minutes, 2-3

days per week?


Certainly, there are many good reasons to include strength training in

your lifestyle:



Enhanced strength and functional capacity:


Increased or maintained bone density:

(Osteoporosis is extremely prevalent, especially in postmenopausal

women in whom the bone protective effects of estrogen are no longer

present. Bones can loose mineral density and become brittle, thus

breaking easily. Once thought to be a disease for older women,

osteoporosis is now known to affect men too. Bone building starts much earlier in life.)


Anti-Aging effects:

(Not that long ago, aerobic exercise was considered the most

important, that is no longer the case. Many of the characteristic

changes associated with advancing age, such as slower resting

metabolism, reduced strength, increased body fatness, can be

attributed to reductions in lean muscle mass. )


Increased rate of metabolism:

(The weight loss benefits of building more muscle.  Muscle tissue

directly affects Resting Metabolic Rate, and it does so because muscle

cells are high maintenance —that is, they are metabolically demanding, even at rest. In contrast, fat tissue is quite inactive, as fat cells are basically passive fat storage sites. Increased muscle tissue

results in increased energy requirements to service that tissue. If

you eat the same number of calories, the additional energy demand of

the new muscle tissue burns up some stored fuel, like fat.)

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