Lift Stuff More
Resistance training makes you stronger. That we know is fact. Here are a few other benefits we see from lifting weights:
Improved body composition
Slight increases in metabolism
Increases in other areas of fitness, e.g., stamina, endurance
Being able to do things on your own
Many people are aware of the benefits yet remain nervous to begin adding resistance training to their fitness routine. There is so much misinformation about resistance training that it's easy to become confused and overwhelmed. It's not your fault.
If you're unsure and need some guidance, try these things:
Find a professional. Finding someone who can show you how to workout properly would be ideal. A professional coach will guide you every step of the way. From goal setting to designing your program and then from execution to accountability.
Be smart. Don't get ahead of yourself. It might seem silly if you're a beginner, but it happens. Avoid worrying too much about the load you're lifting and instead focus on practicing proper technique. Conversely, don't be afraid to try things and experiment.
Find balance. Start slow and prioritize recovery. Things like nutrition, sleep, and stress management all play a role in our health and wellness. They didn't build Rome in a day. Is that the saying? If you're a beginner, there's no need for you to be crushing yourself for hours every day in the gym. Increase your training volume gradually and be sure to eat and sleep. On off days find something that you enjoy and engage in it. We highly recommend things like hiking, yoga, reading, writing, and meditation.
Whatever you do - start lifting weights.