Being Strong is Not the New Beautiful

Awesome post on the benefits of strength training!

The Mad Science Behind Movement and Training

So you strength train. You love the way it makes your butt look in your jeans or how cut your arms and abs have gotten. Strong is the new beautiful, right? Well, what happens when beautiful doesn’t fit into your schedule anymore? Aesthetic pursuits are often the first to be replaced as life’s demands increase. Plus, the idea of what is sexy changes all the time. Big hair was beautiful once, remember? It’s important to know that strength training isn’t just an extracurricular activity to see how “cut” you can get your stomach. Strength training is important for your health at all ages. Unfortunately, this message has been poorly circulated in the medical community. How many family physicians and health assessments mention the importance of aerobic activity? Now think about how often strength training is promoted. This may be why 56% of people in the US meet aerobic guidelines, while…

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