Ever thought about why people spend so much time lifting weights? What are the benefits? If you want to improve your health, then you may want to consider lifting weight. It isn’t about building muscles and looking bulky but has many other benefits.
Improves strength and endurance
Lifting weights helps you become stronger. It promotes tissue grows and helps the muscles get bigger.
Even if you are not interested in looking ripped, lifting weights helps you in everyday daily tasks. Whether it’s going shopping or playing a football game, a stronger body will help you go on for longer. Strength training will also protect you as you get older and more fragile.
It helps with confidence and self-esteem
Weight lifting can be challenging, especially when you push yourself. Overcoming the challenges, whether physical or mental, is rewarding. It boosts self-confidence and self-esteem, as you know you have the ability to overcome challenges when you put your mind to them. Overcoming changes while weight lifting helps you not only physically but also mentally.
When lifting weights, your brain releases endorphins, which help to improve your mood. Higher confidence and self-esteem help to reduce depression.
To see results you must train regularly, for weeks, if not months. It’s not easy. Showing up on a regular basis is a great way to build self-discipline.
When you lift weights, you start to become comfortable with the uncomfortable
If you miss a session or do it half-heartedly, you realise you are cheating no one but yourself. This mindset helps you in your weight training and in your daily life. You create greater self-control as you continue to avoid the easy path.