Strength training leads to big bulky muscles, limits range of motion, and causes constant soreness. JUST KIDDING! Those are just some of the many false ideas believed by those that do not lift any weights or that do the most minimal amount of strength specific training.
Why Strength Training?
Muscle is what makes our body move. It is the connective tissue, along with tendons and ligaments, that pull our bones in the direction we want and maintains our posture. Without an adequate amount of muscle, it gets harder to overcome any forces that act against our body, including gravity! As muscle naturally decreases with age, things like walking, opening the car door, and getting out of a chair become more difficult.Read More