A muscle will only get stronger with overload. Weight training is a great way to achieve this. It develops the strength and size of your muscles.
When choosing your weight training exercises you must think of what specific strength is desired.
Weight training uses the force of gravity (in the form for dumbbells, barbells and machines) to oppose the forces on muscle contraction. When performed correctly, weight training is suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness levels. Some benefits of this type of exercise include better joint function, increased bone strength, reduced potential for injury and improved overall health and well-being.
Men will develop more substantial muscles as women lack the testosterone to do this but they can develop a firm and toned physique. This type of exercise is also great for older adults who need to increase bone density and strength and reduce muscle loss. It also stimulates the cardiovascular system and improve mood thought the release of endorphins. Stronger muscles improve performance in sports and every day activities.
When beginning this fitness program, it is important to ensure that you consult a professional for proper form, technique and safety. There are endless ways to structure your program, but there are some general guidelines.
For the average exercises, you can workout 2-4 times per week for 15 to 30 minutes. Start with one set of each exercise allowing 30-60 seconds of rest between exercises.
Make sure that you also recover for up 48 hour after an intense muscle workout to allow the muscles to rebuild and heal.