Oct 21 2016

Why You Should Be Weight Training

I’m often asked why we take such a simplistic approach to training.  Our studio has no cardio equipment, machinery or boss balls.  As coaches we put all our efforts into getting our clients strong – without gimmicks. In fact we often proudly state our facility is designed to encourage you to…

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I’m often asked why we take such a simplistic approach to training.  Our studio has no cardio equipment, machinery or boss balls.  As coaches we put all our efforts into getting our clients strong – without gimmicks.
In fact we often proudly state our facility is designed to encourage you to push yourself & get sweaty.  As one of our clients comically asks, “when are we going to offer spa treatments!”

Strength training isn’t just about muscle, getting big, even getting ripped.  Indeed 99% of our clients are regular people looking to get down to a healthy weight, and get fit.  We don’t train athletes, fitness models or bodybuilders.  It is however about taking back control of your body.  What we do in the Salecca translates to real world activities:  Being fit enough to keep up with your kids, having a strong core that protects your back and losing your love handles.

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This isn’t hyperbole when I say (and the science backs it up), that strength training will improve every aspect if your life.  Let me repeat that for emphasis, “strength training will increase EVERY aspect of your life.”  To name a three:

1.    Sexually, you’ll produce more of the hormones require to make and produce babies – all while looking better naked.
2.    Socially, you’ll be more confident around your peers and strangers – even how you stand will exude authority, you’re posture will straighten- you won’t be seen as someone who can be pushed around.
3.    Financially, you’ll be able to less fatigued by daily tasks and laser focused.  While others fade, you’ll have the energy to perform at a consistently higher level.

Although I’m often told, “Sal I don’t want to look like you!  I don’t want to get too big!” (Thanks).  No-one has ever told me that they look worse with a few curves in the right places.

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MOST IMPORTANTLY: Unlike cardio, strength training is atrophic, this means it adds tissue to the body, bone, cartilage, muscle to name a few.  As we age our cells begin to die, strength training signals to these cells not to give up, to regenerate.  Your are literally extending your youth, it’s about making architectural changes to the body, not just paint job.  Yes architectural changes take longer, but changes are dramatic and long lasting.Our clients consistency tell us that they are in the best shape of their lives.  We take a person who’s neglected their body and give them the skills and confidence to achieve that they though impossible.  Once you’ve lifted a couple of 28kg off the ground with ease, things just seem that much easier.

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If you’re serious about your body, think of strength training like paying into your pension.  the sooner, and more your put in, the better your life will be.  The risk factors of cardiovascular health, resistance to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis will all be reduced.  Even your chances of recovery are greatly improved – at Salecca we’re building you to be tough and resilient.When someone tell me about how much better they ‘feel’ I chuckle,  Where’s the proof?  Strength training makes you feel and look dramatically better.  It’s brutal at times (have a look at any of our ladies kettle bell bruises!) but easy doesn’t work.

Sal

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