1. Improved quality of life
    Strength training wont just help with your aesthetics, but is also guaranteed improve
    your energy levels, better sense of body image and mental health. This is all
    achieved by promoting a better sense of self accomplishment.
  2. Confidence
    By incorporating strength training in to your fitness program you’ll see gains in not only your strength & muscle, but your confidence. By improving said areas, you’ll have the self confidence in your everyday life to tackle any situation life throws at you.
  3. Slows down sarcopenia
    From 30+, sarcopenia begins to occur to a degree (age related loss of muscle). By
    completing a well rounded strength and hypertrophy program, we can not only slow down
    this process but actually still build some quality amounts of muscle after 30.
  4. Reduced risk of cardiovascular/other chronic diseases
    Regular strength training has been proven to reduce overall risk of cardiovascular disease,
    obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis as well as arthritis. While eating healthy foods and
    adequate sleep will also aid in the above, there is no substitute for strength training.
  5. Build injury resilience
    Strength training aids in overall injury risk (when loaded appropriately) – being stronger not
    only enhances muscular growth, but connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments also
    become stronger in the process. This can reduce the likelihood of certain injuries such as
    dislocations and subluxations by keeping the joint more stable during movement.
  6. Increasing testosterone levels
    High intensity strength training stimulates testosterone production in the body. As it is quite a
    demand on the system, testosterone is produced to help aid in strength and repair of
    muscles – more testosterone produced also means improved mood and energy throughout
    the day, which can be a vital part of keeping your youth.
  7. Improving bone density
    Strength training also increase bone density levels. Through high levels of mechanical stress
    while doing heavy compound movements such as squats and deadlifts, bone remodelling and new bone tissue is produced to aid in the demand of the exercise. As we get older, this becomes even more vital to have a healthy level of bone density.
  8. Improved athletic ability
    Stronger muscles can produce more force which allows us to sprint faster, jump higher or
    longer as well as kick a ball further if need be. While there are obvious general health
    benefits of strength training, becoming more athletic overall is a major bonus especially for
    field sports athletes/ track athletes. Compound movements such as the powerlifts and
    Olympic lift variations are often best suited to do so.
  9. Tendon and joint health enhanced
    Overall joint integrity can be enhanced through strength training; stronger muscles means
    less stress on surrounding ligaments and tendons and allows those passive structures to do
    their job – be passive and stable. This can lead to less wear and tear over time because the
    muscles are doing exactly what they’re meant to be doing; producing force at an appropriate
  10. Increase in metabolism
    Strength training can improve your resting metabolic rate – essentially, this is how many
    calories our bodies burn in a resting state. This generally happens due to our body needing
    more energy to maintain a higher level of muscle mass as opposed to high levels of fat
    tissue. The more muscle we have, the higher our metabolic rate and the more energy/fat we
    burn on a daily basis.