What is the Introduction to Strength Training?
You don’t need to deadlift 405lbs to be strong enough for everyday life. But chances are you need to be stronger than you are now. The introduction to strength training builds a foundation of strength. It’s an 8-week cycle that meets 2-3 days per week. Each session lasts about 45-60 minutes. The class focuses on a handful of movements and makes them gradually more difficult over time. This is important to the process: you begin where you’re at. You don’t start by pushing to the limit, but rather by establishing a starting point that will get you a little stronger without going too hard.
The movements we train resemble everyday tasks you need to complete. Picking things up, putting them overhead, sitting down, and standing up. We add in a few others, but these form the bedrock of our program. The strength built in the novice class will get you better in your everyday life. Whether it’s working in your garden, carrying heavy objects, or driving the golf ball farther, a foundation of strength is critical.
This option isn’t only for those who have lost strength and need to regain it. Think of strength as a 401(k). Beginning to invest as soon as possible lets your money compound, allowing you to withdraw more from your earnings when you’re older. Strength and fitness are similar. Getting strong in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s gives you “physical capital” to pull from when you’ll need it later.
8 weeks is a small investment for something as important as strength. It doesn’t take much and the results are immediate. Getting older doesn’t need to come with a loss of function and independence. You can fight back with a simple program that gets you a little stronger each day. And if you’re younger but noticing you’re not quite as physically capable as you once were, begin making that investment into your future. A little bit of strength goes a long way.
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