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Build Muscle, Lose Fat – Strength Train

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Strength training is possibly the most popular gym discipline in the world.

Many people associate strength with pumping iron and gaining vast muscle mass, but there’s much more to it than that. Essentially, strength training has the sole purpose of increasing your physical power.

What is strength training? Not very many people know this, but there are actually two different kinds of strength – Relative and Absolute strength.

Relative

This type of strength is important for functional movement. It has a positive power – to – weight ratio meaning the strength you exert is directly related to your body size. For people like rock climbers or gymnasts who don’t want to increase body weight, as it’d hinder their sport, this should be the strength of choice.

Absolute

This is the strength exerted with a part of your body, or your whole body, regardless of muscle or body size. However, it’s generally believed that more body weight means bigger muscles which denotes more strength. Strongman or Olympic lifters will aim for absolute strength as it’s based on becoming as strong as possible in spite of body size. How do you build strength? Your strength won’t increase over night. It takes a lot of time and dedication to reach your strength goals. But there are plenty of ways you can increase your strength.

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Body weight exercises

This type of training uses your own body weight as resistance. Exercises like pull-ups, dips, chin-ups and push-ups are all examples of this type of strength training.

Lifting weights

The most common form of strength training! Grab yourself a decent barbell and get to squatting, deadlifting, bench pressing, barbell rowing and overhead pressing. At Savage Strength, they recommend the Okie Power Bar. It’s been 1500lb tested and is popular at numerous states, national, world and international power lifting comps. The benefits of strength training... In the modern day where sedentary jobs and lifestyles keep us chained to the desk, strength training can have multiple physiological and mental benefits.

Your health

Recent research has shown the strength training can lower your blood pressure, the risk of cardiovascular disease and even reduces your risk of diabetes. It can also help reduce your daily stress levels and decreases the risk of osteoporosis by building bone mass.

Builds muscle and tone

By following a strength training programme your natural power, endurance and size will increase as well as your ability to do everyday tasks at greater ease. The stronger you are, the more muscles you will have! The outcome of this constant conditioning will be defined and firm muscles.

Burns fat

Strength training boosts your metabolism meaning your body will keep on burning fat even when you’re not training meaning your overall body fat composition will decrease.

Positive mind

Strength training has been proven to help you sleep better and helps you manage stress much more effectively. So, if you’re a veteran of the strength training world, or just starting out visit www.savagestrength.co.uk and use code MMEATS10pc for a 10% discount on their entire range!