Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Top Five Reasons You Want To Train To Be Strong Rather Than To Be Skinny
5. Getting stronger will allow you to safely exercise at higher intensities.
4. Being strong does not mean bulky, in fact when done properly, just the opposite.
3. Strength training raises your resting metabolic rate, while pursuing being skinny (with restricting calories and cardio) lowers it.
2. Muscular strength is more strongly associated with longevity and decreased risk of mortality than BMI.
1. Exercising to be skinny does not necessarily make you healthy, in fact, a lot of times it results in a weak, frail, and unhealthy body.
Posted by Dan Hubbard, M.Ed. at 4:00 AM