Ladies and gentlemen, if you want get fit, you need to lift weights. Learn the many benefits of strength training.
Ladies, weightlifting won't get you bulky or turn you into a she-hulk. But you will gain confidence, self-esteem, and a great body. Men, if you wish you can build bulk and maintain muscle mass into your 80's. How? Perseverance and consistency.
Think the key to a fit physique is strict cardio? Think again.
The answer is weights and muscle and you do not have to spend and hour at the gym. I have a more desirable physique at 44 than I did at 20, and I feel better about myself in every way.
While I am blessed to train, adjust and inspire many women and men in my training studio, Forward Motion Fitness in Montclair, NJ, who appreciate and engage in regular strength training, I'm not blind to the fact there are still a lot misunderstandings surrounding heavy weight training.
Let us talk about the benefits that lifting weights provides.
Metabolism and muscles: First, the more muscle a person has, the more calories they will burn at rest. So, basically, muscles speed up your metabolism, resulting in more effective fat loss.
Bone health: Many studies have shown that lifting weights regularly can increase bone density. Those of you in your 20s and 30s don't think about this often, but someday you will.
Mood: How you feel about yourself effects your mood. Exercise positively effects your mood.
Pain: As a Doctor of Chiropractic at Carlucci Chiropractic in Montclair, NJ, I see people all the time with aches and pains. Misalignments of the spine are extremely prevalent and one of the major causes is muscular weaknesses and imbalance. Exercise and proper alignment will help to decrease the degree of pain that ANYONE is in.
Independence: Being strong makes everything easier.
Confidence: Strong men and women exude a confidence. When you realize your outer strength, you can tap into your inner strength, and that begins to radiate. Confidence is a very attractive quality, and that gym confidence starts to leak into every other aspect of life.
Hormones: Most women simply do not possess the level of testosterone necessary to support a bulky physique. But you men do. Consistency in your workout and proper diet with the right amount of protein will help guys stay muscular and women stay toned.
So do you want to feel better, look better, act better and be better? Get to the gym, hire a trainer and be consistent with your workout.
Yours in health,
Dr. Kimberly Maziarz Carlucci, DC
86 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042
Dr. Kim Maziarz- Carlucci, DC
I have been a chiropractor for since 1996 but an athlete since I played baseball with the boys in the early pee wee leagues. I continued with sports throughout my high school career: softball, basketball, skiing and competitive horseback riding. In chiropractic school I was introduced to functional exercise and structural rehabilitation and continue to do this type of exercise to this day with great success.