Adding a strength training routine could be one of the best decisions you make in terms of health improvement.
Health professionals all over the country are now backing the use of strength training in our weekly exercise routines in order to live a longer, healthier life (click here to read more on this).
Not only will it help prevent muscle degeneration as we get older, but it will also keep us stronger for longer; our bones and joints will last longer in life.
We will be able to do the things we enjoy doing for longer and health complications such as osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) and arthritis will be prolonged or in some cases, prevented.
From a fat loss perspective, building lean muscle is one of the best long term solutions to weight management.
Muscle is active tissue and requires energy (calories) to function 24/7. By having an increased muscle mass, even a few pounds extra, you will be able to burn a few extra calories each day.
"But won't I get big and bulky?"
This is something we hear all too often; people worry about bulking up when doing some strength based work.
Strength training will increase your muscle mass, but it will also burn body fat in the long term. The only way you will become 'bulkier' is if you eat more than you need.
If you worry about bulking up from strength training, you are likely not considering (or not aware) of the health benefits.
Start asking yourself what could go right and learn about the fantastic advantages!
If you do start bulking up, consult someone educated in the world of nutrition, as it is highly likely you'll be eating a little bit too much of something.
Our Strength Camps offer a 6-week group training package that focuses on safe and effective methods of lifting.
Members benefit from a relaxed and controlled environment from which to learn new techniques and work through at their own pace.
We use Kettlebells, Barbells, Weight Plates, Loaded Vests and Body Weight exercises to elicit resistance training, with a ton of different training methods to keep sessions varied and enjoyable.
Ben and the team have been incredible over the 6 week Summer Bootcamp! I never thought I would be doing what I've done and feel so good about myself. Bring on the next one!
I've come to realise after starting Bootcamp that cutting calories and fad diets don't work at all! My body shape has completely changed! My attitude to exercise and food has changed, I make better choices but still allow treats at the weekends and I have a lot more energy!
I couldn't imagine my life without the regular doses of dynamic group training and epic levels of serotonin release!
Bootcamp has done more for me that I can put into words. With support and encouragement from both team mates and instructors, I have achieved more than I ever though possible. I started 12 months ago and have never looked back.
Bootcamp Falmouth allowed me to focus on seriously improving my fitness in a non judgemental, friendly and fun environment. The nutrition advice changed the way I eat forever and helped me kick a longstanding sweetner addiction! Highly recommend.