SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF TRAINING AT ELI'S
or Maintain Lean Body Mass
training places tension on the muscles that
stimulates the laying down of more myofibrils thus
increasing the size of muscle fibers.
Fat burning and a Leaner Physique
Once you’re metabolic rate increases in or
replacement of, lean muscle tissue, your daily
energy expenditure (calories or kilo joules) will
also increase due to your higher metabolic rate.
muscle means more fat
burnt, muscle is small, lean and hard!! Fat is
soft, lumpy and twice as big as muscle at the same
weight!! If you want to burn fat faster and have a
lean, tight body... You MUST lift weights !!!
KNOW WHAT I’LL BE DOING !!!"
bone mineral density
training places tension and stress on the bones of
the body by weight bearing exercises that are
directly placed on the bones via muscular tension
from where the muscle begins and ends.
It is the co-ordination of muscles that are
responsible for the performance of functional
everyday activities such as walking up and down
stairs, lifting, sitting, playing with your kids
and all other everyday activities.
Power and Sporting Performance
As the strength of a muscle increases, its
capacity to exert power is enhanced, a stronger
more powerful muscle will use less effort to do
the same task or it will be capable of doing the
same task faster and harder !!
Joint Strength and Stability
It is the skeletal muscles that hold the skeleton
together at its joints. If the muscles are
strengthened in a functional manner, then the
stability of joints will be greatly enhanced thus
decreasing the chance of injury and arthritis !!
Vitality and Quality of Life
play a major role in all of our daily activities
such as running, walking, playing sport and
recreational activities – all the things that
give quality to our lives, put smiles on our happy
metabolic rate will slow down with age because you
are losing muscle tissue BUT only if you don’t
strength train!! People who DON’T strength train
will lose muscle tissue, move less and have a
metabolism that slows down by as much as 2% per
decade (10 years), some people who are very
inactive, as much as 0.5% per year!! Every 0.5kg
of muscle you can maintain, or put on (for men)
burns an extra 50-100 calories or 200-2000 kilo
joules per day, thus increasing your metabolic
is the muscles of the body that hold and stabilize
the bones and joints of the skeleton. This means a
body that is more efficient at everyday tasks will
perform better and the stresses on the body will
Your Chances of Osteoporosis and Increase Your
Bone Mineral Density
in 3 women and 1 in 8 men will suffer from
osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bone to
degenerate and breakdown. Heavy strength training
has been shown to slow down bone degeneration and
replace bone mineral density !!
bearing and cardiovascular exercise
the degeneration of bone but it will not stop
or reverse the degeneration of bone !!
the Risk of Injury
joints of the body are supported by the functional
control of your muscles, the risk of potential
injury from internal and external forces will be
significantly reduced. Strong muscles protect your
body from injury! After injury, strong muscles
recover quicker !
Rehabilitation from Injury
more functional strength around a joint, the less
stress the joint experiences during recovery from
an injury, therefore decreasing rehabilitation
Risk of Arthritis
Now that we know strength training enhances the
functional control of the body’s joints and
therefore decreases the daily stress through those
joints, there is a less likelihood of degeneration
of the joints.
train to reduce the risk
of arthritis! Strength train if you have arthritis
to help reduce the pain !
research has shown that strength training will
significantly reduce blood pressure reducing the
chances of coronary heart disease. If the muscles
are functionally stronger, there is less stress
placed on the cardio vascular system whilst
performing all activities.
muscles require less effort
to perform daily activities
Less effort means less effort on your heart =
lower blood pressure
the risk of Type II Diabetes
Help with its symptoms. Because strength training
promotes the increase of lean muscle mass, the
uptake of blood sugars into the muscle cell will
also be increased therefore reducing the incidence
of diabetes. Type II diabetes is directly related
to fatness – lose weight and there is very
little chance of late onset diabetes !!