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Strength Training

Updated: Feb 6, 2023

If you can’t bear to look at another treadmill or cross trainer, then chances are you're not seeing any major improvements. Months doing cardio yet you still look and feel the same? We don’t blame you if you’re one incline setting away from quitting the gym. That's where resistance training comes in.

Resistance training, also known as strength training, uses equipment like free weights, resistance bands and TRX to build physical stamina, strength and muscle. Dear female readers: you WILL NOT look like a body builder if you start to incorporate regular strength training into your workout routine. You need to do some serious heavy lifting and serious eating to look anything like our favourite former Californian mayor, baddie-turned-goodie robot from the future and all round Austrian hunk Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you are, however, interested in the many benefits of strength training, then continue reading!

1) Improved Physique

Numerous studies have shown that people that have followed strength-training programmes often have an improved attitude towards their bodies. A good personal trainer will design a routine that is created exclusively for you and which takes into account each aspect of your body as well as lifestyle. If you want a peach for a bum, rock hard abs and a single chin, you should be provided with exact exercises, a specific weight and number of repetitions. If the programme was designed specially for you, then you will see results within a few weeks.

2) Burns Fat

If you feel like you’re cheating on your treadmill because you’ve replaced it with kettlebells... embrace your dark side. On a serious note, many people who up their resistance training but decrease cardio sessions fear that they’re not burning as much fat. The truth is that when your muscles are pushed to failure, your system continues to burn calories long after you’ve finished training - your resting metabolic rate (RMR) has increased. The higher your RMR, the more calories your body needs to use while you’re resting to maintain essential activity. If you are consistent with this type of training and you pair it with a proper nutrition plan, you’ll be seeing results in no time.

3) Improved Mental Well-being

Numerous studies have shown the positive effects resistance training has had on emotional health. Feelings of apathy, sadness and frustration have been found to be alleviated with regular strengthening exercises - not only that, but you get an endorphin kick every time you push your muscles to their max!

Here at Arrow Fitness our Personal Trainers are level-3 fully qualified and have 10+ years of experience. Using our expert knowledge of strength training we will design a tailored training programme that fits in with your current lifestyle and works specifically for you.

Take the first step to becoming the best and strongest version of you - contact us today via:

Phone: 07871 201334

or by filling out an enquiry form here.

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