Why We Lift
Strength/resistance training is not the end-all/be-all of exercise. Cardio and strength training both have a wide variety of different benefits, and from my research, they are both just as important. No matter what your goals are, you are missing large benefits if you train one way and ignore the other.
That being said, until I started strength training, I didn't know what I was missing. When I start my day with resistance training, I notice enormous improvements to my mood and energy for the rest of the day and I feel like I'm ready to tackle whatever decides to come at me.
Even though most of my posts dig deeper into optimizing your training/nutrition, what is more important is the individuality - why it is important to you and what keeps you motivated to come back to the gym day after day.
For this post, I decided to ask the following question in a Facebook Group and I want to share the wonderful anecdotes that I received...
Here are several different of the answers that I received:
These are all answers from one Facebook Group. I'm sure there are hundreds of unique reasons.
If you lift and you would like to add your reason to the list, take a minute and comment on this post!
I love getting these answers and I hope these reactions "wow" you like they did for me. Whether you are male or female, 15 or 50+ years old, you are bound to reap the benefits, both physical and mental.
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4/27/2020 07:12:36 am
I lift to avoid age related muscle loss (I’m 53). I’m stronger now than I’ve ever been. I don’t want to be that feeble old person who falls over and breaks bones.
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