Like aerobic exercise, weight training should be an essential part of a person’s fitness routine. Many individuals—especially women—shy away from weight training for fear of gaining too much bulk. However, resistance training can build lean, non-bulky muscle through muscle fiber catabolism and anabolism.
Resistance training can also reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and helps promote bone health and build valuable muscle mass. Research indicates the health benefits of strength trainings can be achieved in as little as two 15-minute sessions a week. For a comprehensive health and fitness routine for health enthusiasts from the East Coast to Utah, consider integrating some strength training exercises in between your aerobic workouts.
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