Weight training assists in building a fuller life

Published 11:03 am Friday, May 3, 2013

When weight training, it’s important to stick with it. Remember, in the weight room, consistency is even more important than effort. Weight training is beneficial for people of all ages. It’s been shown to not just turn the clock back for our muscles, but our whole bodies.

In addition, weight training is crucial when trying to lose body fat, because it raises metabolism. Lifting weights properly is a great way to build bone density too. It’s great to help create better balance. If you are going to begin a weight training program, I recommend you get instruction from an experienced trainer. This will not only help keep you safe, but accelerate your progress.

Whether you’re a man or woman, weight training can change your life for the better. Learning to do weight training is a step by step process. Slow and steady wins this race. Anyone at any age can learn, but remember, be consistent and learn proper technique. You’ll be healthier and stronger for it.

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Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail.com or visit fitness4yourlife.org. David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years.

He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team and the Converse college equestrian team. He served as a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps., lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency and taught four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.