Sensible resistance training involces precise controlled movements for each major muscle group. Learn how this type of exercise can benefit you!
Public health guidelines primarily focus on the promotion of physical activity and steady-state aerobic exercise, which enhances cardio respiratory fitness and has some impact on body composition. However, research demonstrates that resistance exercise training has profound effects on the musculoskeletal system, contributes to the maintenance of functional abilities, and prevents osteoporosis, sarcopenia (loss of body mass), lower-back pain and other disabilites.
More recent seminal research demonstrates that resistance training may positively affect risk factors such as endocrine resistance, resting metabolic rate, glucose metabolism, blood pressure, body fat and gastrointestinal transit time, which are asociated with diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Resear also indicates that virtually all the benefits of resistance training are likely to be obtained in two 30 minute training sessions a week.
Sensible resistance training involves precise controlled movements for each major muscle group and does not require the use of heavy resistance. Along with brief prescriptive steady-state aerobic exercise, resistance training should be a central component of public health promotion programs.