How To Use Strength Training For Muscle Toning! Here’s How(2023)

This is how strength training helps in muscle toning and building endurance

“As I’ve already addressed the benefits of strength training on toning, I want to focus here on how strength training helps build endurance. Endurance is closely linked to bone health, and another benefit of building strength and sculpting muscle, which we may not think about immediately, is its impact on bone health,” says Ms Parekh.

Even if you’re not a fitness enthusiast, it’s not enough to simply fulfill a certain number of steps every day.

The muscles you build through strength training helps to support your joints and bones.  After the age range of 30-35, we begin to experience changes in our musculoskeletal health, including breaking down bone faster than we build it, and losing lean muscle mass with age

Strength training helps to slow and reverse this process, when it comes to both bone strength and muscle tone. Bones react by adapting to the stress that is put on them through strength training, and begin to build more bone strength, thereby increasing bone density.  Muscles, even with light weights, build and support our bones and joints, so that we can maintain overall agility, coordination and balance with age.

Another important role strength training plays in our aging process and our current way of life is posture.

The only way to maintain or improve our posture is to do targeted resistance exercises that force us to build strength in our core, all the way from our hips to the base of our necks in both the front and back of our bodies.  All these muscles play a big role in improving our posture, and cardio exercises alone won’t pay much attention to these muscle groups.

Maintaining posture helps us fight gravity and avoid other aches and pains that present later in life, but also aids in autonomic functions like breathing and digestion.

While the sheer variety of moves you can do to build strength can seem overwhelming, it’s important to remember that research shows us that the impact of lifting light weights can be the same as lifting heavy weights.  The objective is not the quantum of weight, but taking your muscles to a point of fatigue.

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