The Benefits of Strength Training | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

The Benefits of Strength Training

April 21st, 2015 by Digital Giants

Benefits of strength training at the collingwood ymca

By: Julie Dube (Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach & Fitness Instructor at MyY Collingwood)

Strength training is an essential component of a balanced fitness program and overall health. As our muscle mass naturally diminishes with age, so does our bone density. Strength training is a great way to slow down this natural process and therefore reduce the risk of injury.

As our muscle decreases, the percentage of fat in the body increases. Regular strength training can make a significant difference in preserving and enhancing your muscle mass while managing your weight. As you gain muscle, your body begins to burn calories more efficiently.

It’s important to remember that strength training comes in many forms, such as weight bearing exercises using free weights or machines, cable resistance exercises and body weight training.

Combining different training methods will optimize your results and help you reach your goals more efficiently. It’s also a great way to stay motivated and challenge yourself!

Beware of putting your exercise routine on hold for too long — training adaptations decline at about one third the rate at which they were gained. For example, a training effect after one month will be totally lost in approximately three months. Be sure to maintain a well-rounded exercise routine over the summer months and maximize your results!

Try Strength Training at MyY Collingwood Today!

Are you ready to try strength training? Visit us at MyY Collingwood to choose from a variety of strength training options. Work with a trainer or workout on your own! To learn more, contact the Collingwood YMCA.

2 Responses to “The Benefits of Strength Training”

  1. December 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm, Jill said:

    I love the Collingwood YMCA. My kids have enjoyed the swim program for years. Great people.

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