17 Jul No Weights for Me!
One of the things I hear quite often from men and women who are trying to lose lots of weight or just beginning their fitness journey is: “I’m not going to lift weights because I do not want to be big or bulky.” This is a myth for the most part. You can get “big and muscular” through resistance training if that is your goal, but if done properly people that add resistance training to their exercise routine will gain cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
Science has also proven that individuals with more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate (metabolism). Muscle is more active and energy demanding compared to fat, so if you have a higher percentage of muscle than fat you will have a higher metabolic rate and your body will require more energy to maintain these tissues.
Everyone that attends Human Performance Training will use weights and the Olympic lifts during certain workouts under a coach’s guidance and help with proper technique and form. This intimidates most people at first, but with coaching and motivation from other athletes this becomes very enjoyable and fun. Our class is for all fitness levels and abilities. We strive to make things fun and challenging for everyone including: elite athletes, working parents, and new beginners. We would love for you to attend one of our scheduled class times. We offer training on Mondays at 5:30 pm, Tuesdays at 12pm and 5:15, Thursdays at 12 pm and 5:30, Fridays at 12 pm, and Saturdays at 9 am.
We also offer nutritional advice and guidance on a healthy eating plan to help achieve your goals.
By Cory Lee, LPTA, RRCA-Running Coach, Crossfit L-1 Coach
Kimberly Lee, Doctor of Physical Therapy