Strength training and how it benefits weight loss

Many People think to burn fat you must be doing lots of cardio but strength training is great for the body, you maintain lean muscle which gives you shape and drop body fat at the same time. A combination of lifting weights , a little cardio and a healthy eating plan is the best way to see results, basically please don’t think you need to spend hours on a treadmill. The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you will burn on a daily basis. It’s also good for confidence, the better you look and feel the more confidence you have in achieving your other goals in life.

I often get asked why I chose to lift weights as frequently as I do. There are loads of reasons to be honest. I love the sound the weights make when they hit the ground after a successful deadlift or snatch and I love the feeling of getting stronger!  I was introduced to weights by my PT and I soon learnt that paying attention to my technique was far more important than adding extra weight or reps. Get the technique right and the rest will come.

Lifting weights for me has become a lifestyle choice. It relives my stress and makes me feel good.  I’ve learnt a lot about strength and development and met some amazing inspiring people along the way.

I’m a qualified PT but still have a trainer myself.  It’s important to have someone to keep an eye on your movements, correct anything that could potentially cause you an injury or general aches and pains that could be avoided.  A personal trainer can help you train in ways you’ve not considered before or just help you smash the goals you already have in mind.