Santa Monica Personal Trainer Answers: What is Strength Training?

Strength Training

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What exactly is strength training and how can it be beneficial for you?

The definition of strength training is the use of resistance to create muscular contractions which in turn build and strengthen muscle. Strength training is also beneficial for building bone mass, improve joint mobility and function, improve flexibility and strengthen tendons and connective tissue. The goal is to improve your physical strength so that as you age, your muscles will remain strong and healthy. Strength training can also improve your overall health and mental well being, boost your metabolism and immune system. People who exercise at least 4 times a week are less likely to be sick than people who are less active.

Strength training benefits everyone from elite athletes and bodybuilders to the senior population. Everyone can and should incorporate strength training into their workout routine. Cardio alone will not bring you the same benefits as strength training.

best personal trainerThere are several training methods to improve muscular strength. These methods are weight lifting using free weights like barbells and/or dumbbells, machines, rubber bands and bodyweight training. Some examples of bodyweight exercises are push ups, pull ups, squats and planks.

Most people at the gym do not exercise properly and lose out on the many benefits strength training has to offer. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the vast majority of people training on their own are wasting their gym time. It is important to work out your entire body and work all of the muscle groups on a regular basis to see and feel the benefits. Everyone has different needs and limitations. This is why you need an experienced strength training coach like Jason Kozma and his team at Santa Monica Personal Training. Jason has well over 20 years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry and can help you achieve your goals. Jason has trained all types of individuals from all walks of life and can help you look and feel your best, so please contact us today to schedule your consultation!

At the Santa Monica Health and Fitness Fair

Thanks for coming down and seeing us at the health and fitness fair on the promenade (7/27) yesterday!
Myself, Deena and JD met a lot of people, gave out all of our stuff, shared health and fitness wisdom and made new friends. It’ll be a busy week for us meeting all our new prospective clients – plus I’ve almost sold out of the Wolverine Workout (released Friday) spots already!

at the Santa Monica Health and Fitness Fair

Deena and JD


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