While some individuals are strictly interested in obtaining
muscle for aesthetics, for most people, this isn??t an interest.
Instead, you??re more interested in knowing what health benefits
weight lifting will have for you?K
Far too many people
overlook the many health and fitness benefits that weight training
has to offer, and because of this, experience problems down the road
with their body such as decreased bone density, a slowed metabolic
rate, increased stress levels and other negative consequences that
are associated with constant stress.
Increased Bone DensityIf you
couple a solid weight training program then with a well-thought out
diet, you??ll be putting your best foot forward at warding off these
being one of the best weight bearing exercises you can do, will
increase your bone density and help ward off osteoporosis or stress
fractures in the future.
Many people think running is the
best exercise for increasing bone density, but this isn??t
necessarily true. If the truth is told, running actually promotes
muscle breakdown in the body, while weight lifting, being an
anabolic process, helps to promote the building of tissues.
Therefore, weight lifting is going to be much better at
preserving your bone mass, not to mention it??s far less impact than
going for an hour run.
Decreased Frequency of
When you strength train, not only are your
muscles going to get stronger, but you??ll also work the ligaments
and tendons that are connecting bones, muscles, and other tissues,
thus reducing the chance they become injured when participating in
other physical activities.
If you??ve ever been injured, you
know just how frustrating this can be. In about 80% of all injury
cases, the injury is a direct result of a tendon, ligament, or
muscle not being strong enough when a stressful force is applied.
Since weight training will really hit all those deep tendons
and ligaments, it??s the best injury prevention out there.
Reduction of Health Related
Numerous studies have demonstrated that
regular weight training can have a positive effect on health by
showing reductions in the rate of insulin resistance, blood
pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
Prevention of Fat Gain
The more you weight lift, the higher your metabolism will be,
thus the more food you can eat while maintaining your
weight. If that isn??t good news for your future and the fight
against body fat, I??m not sure what is.
Now, with all
of this said, one big problem many people run into is the thinking
pattern that using a muscle building program will make you big and
This is most certainly not the case.
look at an analogy to gain an understanding of this.
you have two teams and each are going to try and build a house using
the exact same building technique.
One team is given 10,000
bricks to construct this house, and the second team is given only
Who??s going to build the bigger
The choice should be obvious ?V team one since
they have more bricks to build it with.
Now, think of those
bricks as being the calories you put into your body. Unless
you??re supplying enough calories, you aren??t going to build really
big muscles. This is precisely what makes bodybuilders look
It??s not just about the way they train,
but more about the way they eat (if you??ve ever had a teenage son in
the growing process in your house, you likely know just how much
food must be consumed when growing at rapid rates).
it??s growing in height during puberty or trying to build bigger
muscles later on, calories must be supplied for this growth process
to take place.
You can??t build a house out of nothing.
Likewise, you can workout all you want, but if those building blocks
?V in the form of amino acids, carbohydrates, and dietary fats are
not there, you aren??t going to see too much muscle growth.
So, don??t get caught thinking that just because you add
weight lifting to your workouts, you??re going to develop large bulky
muscles. If you control your diet, this simply will not
So, hopefully it is clear now that just because you??re
weight lifting, it does not mean you will end up with bulky muscles
as a result. Many people make this incorrect assumption ?V but
it really is the diet that makes all the difference in how this
weight lifting will shape your body.
When you make the decision
to work with me using my 6-Pack Ab Quest program, I??ll take you
through the weight lifting and ab techniques that will provide
maximum results with minimal effort on your part (why spend more
time in the gym than you have to?), as well as provide you with meal
plans that are custom designed to ensure you get the best results
from your training without the muscle bulk ?V in fact, the plans are
formulated to help you shed the fat so you look leaner and more
Not choosing to include weight training as part of
your current workout program is without-a-doubt the biggest mistake
you could make as far as your long-term health and fitness level is
concerned. Don??t let this exercise pass you by any longer.