Most of these posts discuss the benefits of strength building weight training as a primary workout routine. I focus on why strength training is essential to everyone and is more effective in building muscles, burning fat and increasing metabolism than other forms of exercise. Additionally, as part of my series of blogs on anti-aging, I talk about the benefits of weight training as we age and how, more than any other form of exercise, it helps increase bone density which is crucial for older adults.
Other blog entries discuss the merits of strength training to reduce overall body fat, creating a lean physique and strength conditioning for all types of activities. Weight training for strength is for everyone, even seniors who have no prior history of weight training will benefit greatly from adding these activities to their workout routines. I quote several medical studies on the importance of weight training and how to develop core muscle groups.