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Body Works (Reasons To Exercise)

Body Works - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeFor people that are new to exercise, or who just can’t seem to get or stay motivated, I have put together a list of reasons to help you remember why exercise is SO important!

Hopefully after you read this it should help you get on track, ready to pound the pavement, weight train or stretch your socks off. Whatever you do it all helps. Always remember to stay focused and try to find a goal, so print this and stick it up somewhere you can see it for extra motivation when you’re feeling off target.

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Why Everyone Should Weight Train

Weight Training - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe10 compelling reasons to weight train –

Strength

Primarily, and obviously, by building muscle you will become physically stronger. Daily chores will be much easier; lifting your children, the shopping, gardening or carrying things up and down stairs, whilst other sports will require less effort.

Confidence

Weight training helps to give your body shape and definition. By looking and feeling toned, instead of floppy and sagging, you feel better and sexier, boosting your self confidence.

Metabolism

Importantly the increase in muscle mass has another benefit by increasing your resting metabolism. Generally speaking, each pound of muscle you gain helps you burn another 35-50 calories per day. So even when you aren’t working out, you are burning more calories, helping you lose fat faster.

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You Think No Pain No Gain?

You Think No Pain No Gain - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeDid your workout yesterday, feeling sore today and think you may have overdone it a little? Well don’t, that’s DOMS, and it’s perfectly normal!

DOMS, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness to give it its full name, can show up a day or two after exercise and should be expected when you’ve just started exercise, changed your routine, or trained harder than usual. It doesn’t last too long and is actually a sign of inflammation, the same body response that triggers pain and swelling when you cut yourself, which thankfully is part of the muscle repair and recovery process. In these cases you’ve caused microscopic damage to the muscle fibres, and the connective tissue between the muscle fibres are sending pain signals to your brain. This soreness is therefore part of the conditioning and adaption process, and results in stronger muscles as they recover and build.

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