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Monthly Archives: October 2019

  • Benifits to strength training

    5 benifits of strength training

    Benefit #1: Maintaining Muscle Tissue

    Around when you turn 30 years old, growth hormones decrease dramatically in the body. Because of this, you could lose about 8-10% of your muscle tissue every decade. Muscles are the basis of your metabolism, so if your muscles decrease by 8-10%, your metabolism will also decrease by 8-10%.

    By strength training twice per week you will change that 8-10% to ONLY 1-2% every decade. That means if you simply strength train twice per week, at age 80 you will be 5-10% less of the person you were when you were 30!!

    Benefit #2: Increased Strength

    Increased strength allows you to lift heavier objects. Shortly after beginning a strength training program, you will find that daily tasks seem much easier. This translates into your personal life on many levels. Think lifting a 10kg weight at the gym and then heading home to lift your 10kg shopping .

    Benefit #3: Improved Bone Health

    Strength training is effective in increasing bone density and strengthening tendons and ligaments. Developing strong bones reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis and decreases the risk of bone fractures.

    Benefit #4: Controlled Body Fat

    Building muscle actually helps to more effectively burn calories. Did you know that muscle burns three times the amount of calories that fat burns?! The more muscle tone you have, the higher your metabolism will become.

    Benefit #5: Decreased Risk of Injury

    Improving muscle strength decreases the risk of falling and other related injuries. Developing strong bones and muscles can help to reduce the severity of falls. Increased strength will also allow your body to be more resistant to injuries, and general aches and pains.

    Now that you know some of the MANY benefits of strength training, let's get to it! Please remember to always practice proper form when weight lifting. For more information, talk to one of our trainers.

  • Being inspired

    We have had a plethora of great sports to watch right now. The Doha world athletics championship, the netball world cup and the rugby world cup etc..... It's a great time to get inspired!

    These competitions are about striving for excellence and working hard to do your absolute best. They are also a great opportunity for new role models to be created.

    There is an increase in obesity, This is not news to physicians and doctors, but little seems to be happening to reverse the trend. In a society that is becoming increasingly technological and sedentary, most people do not have role models of physically active adults in their lives, they seldom walk anywhere due to time constraints and other aspects of life taking priority.

    Lets use the great sporting activities which are currently being shown to create some new role models to help inspire health, well being and determination to meet and exceed goals.

    Everybody's gym team

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