When beginning your fitness journey, it’s normal to be lost and unsure of where to start. Many people think that they need to do a lot of cardio and diet to see the results that they are looking for. While this isn’t necessarily wrong, it’s also not completely right! Everyone has different body types so what works for some isn’t always going to work for others. We believe strength training is a key to implement into your fitness routine. Let’s see why you should strength train and also look at a few of our favorite strength training workouts!
Strength Training 101
You might be wondering what strength training is. Strength training is designed to help improve your strength and endurance with the use of body weight, resistance bands, or weights. During strength training you will perform a variety of physical exercises that are focused on different muscle groups. You can either focus on 1-2 muscle groups each workout (back and biceps, glutes, and hamstrings, etc.) or you can do full body workout with a few exercises that target all groups.
There are many benefits to strength training. It can help you to increase your metabolism, increase muscle mass and strength, improve flexibility, improves bone density, and increase insulin sensitivity. Strength training can also help to decrease body fat, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, risk of cardiovascular disease, and risk of metabolic syndrome.
Our Go To Workouts
There are a lot of amazing strength training workouts you can do, but it’s smart to start with the basics. Ignore all of the Instagram “trainers” who are posting the funky “new” ways to do certain workouts. You don’t have to steer from the basics just to get a good workout in. More often than not, those funky exercises they are showing off can do more harm than good if they are not performed correctly. When beginning, stick to these basics! When you’re ready to advance, we will help you pick the right exercises!
- Bicep curls
- Pull-ups (assisted are great too!)
- Tricep dips
- Wall sits
Of course, these are not the only workouts you should be doing, but they are a great way to get started with strength training! Work your way up in weight and you will see how your endurance and strength beginning to improve.
If you’re new to the fitness and working out world, let us help! At Disturbing Comfort, we know just what it takes to get out of your comfort zone and make those changes. Every body has a different journey, different goals, and a different body type. Our goal is to help you find what works for you! With customized workout plans and meal plans, Disturbing Comfort can help you to make those changes and start taking back control of your life! Contact us today to get started!
-The Disturbing Comfort Family