Strength exercises, or weight training, lead to improving strength and muscle mass as a result of using weights and forcing the muscles to work harder. Before we run to the gym to shape the figure using weights, however, we should prepare the body first. Those who are not interested in growing muscles should implement strength exercises into their workout because they come in handy in such prosaic daily activities as carrying groceries.
Strength exercises are an important element of general training and, at the beginning, they do not require any equipment or going to the gym. We can use the resistive force of our body and this rule is used in squats and push-ups.
Strength exercises for beginners can, therefore, be done at home and by everyone. Although rightfully so they associate with lifting weights, it is worth remembering that even simple health exercises use resistive force. Many doctors recommend strength exercises because at the age of thirty-five we start losing muscle mass and by forcing muscles we also force our joints to work and consequently we counteract osteoporosis.
The strength exercises for beginners are most often combined with other types of exercises: aerobic and stretching exercises. Thus, strength exercises are a good way to shape the body if we wish to lose a few unwanted pounds. The opinions that during strength exercises the fatty tissue transforms into muscle mass and that soon we will look like athletes are groundless. To have a body of a body-builder one must work really long and hard.