More Energy, Health and Longer Life with Weight Training

By: Sasha James

When people speak about bodybuilding it is kind of funny to hear them sometimes. You may have different experience with this but I had chance to hear so many really stupid opinions coming from the mouth of different people. Common misconception of average adult misguided by media is that bodybuilding and resistance training is only about oiled-up freaks, huge ugly "animals" posing in their swim wear.

Many people are getting scared or disgusted from looking at those huge man (and women) and foolishly they form kind of thinking which is very destructive for their own wellbeing and health. Why?

You see those people fail to know that average adult can expect to gain approximately 1 pound of fat every year between ages 30 to 60, and lose about a half pound of muscle over that same time span. This makes total of 15 pound loss of muscle tissue and a 30 pound gain in fat! Very good, isn't it? You surely want to experience this in your life. Of course it comes in package with many other side reactions.

But let us be focused. Important thing you need to know about the age-related changes in body composition is their metabolic repercussions. Due to their volume and nature (mass and mitochondrial content) muscle is the largest site fat utilization we have.

This means that muscle not only plays an integral role in burning fat for fuel, it also maintains healthy blood profiles that prevent all cardiovascular disease. And that is just part of story and I bet you want to hear the rest of it.

Proper approach to weight training and nutrition is probably best pastime you can indulge your body in. There is just so many scientific and medical proves to this. Weight training preserves and builds valuable muscle mass to help fight muscle degradation/fat accumulation process. Even better news comes from a recent study that showed weight training boosts mitochondrial activity in muscle cells to improve energy production. Who does not need more energy? We are all experience more and more stressful situations and low energy levels is just bad, unhealthy condition many people accept as normal.

I have over 17 years of weight lifting behind me and I hardly ever feel lack of energy and power. And no, I do not spend fortune on the food supplements but I do spend about 5 hours per week in the gym.

One more thing is especially interesting to know if you are approaching your fifties.

The mitochondria in cells convert the fat, carbohydrates and protein we eat into usable form of energy. Research showed proves that muscle building
in older adults (over 55 years) is super beneficial to overall health and wellbeing. We always need regulated gene activities running in our system but it becomes crucial after age of 50. Natural Muscle Mass Building lifts up regulated gene activity associated with better mitochondrial function.

Training regularly with weights enables our cells' mitochondria to produce energy more efficiently from the foods we eat. It is simple math.

Basically, what we get from proper weight training is longer life, more energy, vitality and health. If that isn't a great reason to start with weight training practice I don't know what is.

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