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Calgary Weight Training 101

When you think about the most effective type of workouts for weight loss, you might not immediately jump to weight training, even though you should.

While it’s true that a cardio workout gets your heart pumping, helping you burn calories, weight training is what really gives your weight loss and fitness goals that extra boost.

Contrary to popular belief, building muscle mass doesn’t make women look more masculine. If anything, a personalized weight training program designed by a qualified personal trainer can help you develop a more feminine, symmetrical shape.

Weight Loss 101: What is Weight Training?

Weight training is a type of strength training that uses weights for resistance. It provides a stress to the muscles that cause them to adapt and grow stronger, all the while promoting weight loss.

This fitness technique is often recommended by personal trainers to burn calories and fat as well as build muscle tone. It can be performed using:

  • Free weights (barbells or dumbbells)
  • Weight machines
  • Body weight
  • Resistance bands

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Benefits of Weight Training

If weight loss is a goal of yours, incorporating weight training into your routine is key.

Whether you opt for private personal training or are trying out a new fitness regime on your own, there are many physical, health and mental benefits to incorporating weight training in your workout schedule.

1. Increases Your Metabolism

After a few weight lifting sessions, both men and women will notice an increase in their resting metabolic rate. And with the right diet, routine lifting can promote more effective weight loss than just cardio alone.

2. Builds Muscle

Whether your goal is strength gains or weight loss, a private personal trainer can help develop a lifting regimen that will deliver optimal results. In addition, as you get older, weight training can help combat the natural decline in muscle and bone density.

3. Prevents Injury

There is a reason why most private personal training sessions include weight-lifting: lifting weights is key to staying injury free. In addition to making muscles stronger, resistance training can lead to stronger ligaments and tendons, making you less prone to tears or other injuries.

4. Fast Results

One of the biggest incentives of including weight training in your fitness program is that it can offer speedy results. It only takes 2-3 weekly sessions (for less than a month) to see muscles dramatically shape up.

5. Incredible Health Benefits

Apart from the physical benefits, lifting weights has amazing health benefits too including cutting down your cancer risk and protecting you from heart disease.

How to Get Started

Making an appointment with a private personal trainer is a great first step when starting weight-training. A fitness expert will be able to show you proper form, explain the basics and set-up a weekly program to ensure you see quick and effective weight loss results.

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To learn more about the benefits of weight-training or our private personal training sessions, contact our Calgary fitness center at 403-200-0199 or fill out a contact form.


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Shayne Jensen

Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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