The Weight Lifting Debate

Woman Performing clean and jerkWeight lifting has been a very controversial sport amongst the general population for quite a while now, “experts” love writing about how weight lifting is bad for teenagers, people over 60 and people in general, even though a big part of society believes this is true they should really do some kind of research because it has been proven over and over that weight lifting is one of the healthiest sports out there for anyone. A lot of doctors advise older folks to stay away from weights because they can get hurt by tearing a muscle or breaking a bone while at the same time they advise young teens to stay away from the weights because the lifting will affect their skeletal structure making them short and muscle bound all of this is false, in fact, it’s the total opposite.

In order to be healthy you need to exercise on a regular basis and have a healthy diet to go along with it, even though your nutritionist or health expert may advice you to go running, do Pilates or even yoga you may need to rethink it, these activities are good for cardiovascular training but that’s about it, weight lifting incorporates the whole body by using the muscles to pull, push and move weight not to mention that your hearth is going full blast at the same time. By lifting weights you are tearing the muscle, the body reacts to this and repairs the muscular tissue and makes it even bigger and stronger, at the same time your bones will grow in order to carry the extra muscle, apply this to a young teen or someone over 60 and the outcome of weight training will be positive because it will make them stronger and healthier not weaker like most people think.

It’s pretty common for gym goers to get minor injuries from training such as pulling a Guy performing dumbell rowsmuscle here and there or even some minor muscle and joint pain but it’s minimal, the more you work out the stronger your body, hearth and body become not to mention that you will look a thousand times better than before you started weight lifting. Some people are very skeptical when it comes to the gym and the results it produces and it’s understandable because everyone responds different to training; some people are naturals at it while others aren’t. It doesn’t matter if you’re a little overweight or a little skinny, if you work at it you will see results, believe it or not most of the people that complain about not getting any results from working out is because they don’t train hard enough they just show up and go through the motions.

If you want to be on another level then you have to train on another level, lift heavier and smarter than everyone else. Working out is not bad you should always remember this, lifting weights gives you the ability to sculpt your body into what YOU want, it’s all about you and what you can do with the tools you have, here’s a quote that you should always remember before working out or doing anything in general: “At first people will ask you why you’re doing, later, they’ll ask you how you did it.”

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