Matthew Kelly, who is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and innovator said,
“Our essential purpose is to become the best version of ourselves.”
At SIMPLY STRONG, we believe this to be especially true. GET STRONGER and LIVE BETTER.
Every day we are faced with choices. Our choices lead to our actions. Our actions lead to our habits. Our habits lead to our character. And our character leads to our destiny.
Choose Strength and be the best person you can be in 2023!
We know that people often wonder, “Is strength-training really for me?” or “should I continue with my strength training program?”
Here are 10 reasons why we believe you should be strength training in 2023 and how SIMPLY STRONG can help you in the safest, most effective and most time-efficient manner!
#1 It Helps Your Psyche
Strength training helps you stay fit and toned and can help you slim down. But that’s not the only reason why you should stay strong. Strength training is also hugely helpful for your psyche. Research shows that exercise is so effective at chasing away the blues, it can even help treat major depressive disorders. In fact, last year, researchers at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center came up with clinical guidelines for the necessary exercise “dose” doctors should recommend to patients to reap the antidepressant effects.
#2 You’re More Useful
You were born with a great affinity to do something. You may be gifted to argue cases in court, cook an amazing meal or keep cool while caring for a dozen five-year-olds. Strength training helps you do each of them better. On top of that, it gives you the capacity to lend a helping hand when someone is struggling to lift a heavy box or open a stuck door.
Suddenly, you’re not stuck waiting for help when a demanding task is put in front of you. Instead, you bend at the knees and get to work.
#3 You Get Focused
When you strength train at SIMPLY STRONG, you must focus on completely exhausting the muscles being worked. Your immediate intent of the SIMPLY STRONG training protocol is to completely fatigue all of the different muscle fibers (slow- and fast-twitch) of the targeted muscles in two minutes or less. This process of fatiguing the muscle fibers is called momentary muscular fatigue “MMF” which is the key stimulus for the body to produce maximum physical and metabolic changes. You must understand and focus on the MMF process on each exercise that you perform. The deeper you are able to fatigue your muscles, the better will be the response (your results) by your body.
#4 Your Body
Strength training does so much for your physique because it helps improve your muscle mass. Muscle is important since it burns more calories than fat and can bring fast results to help reshape your body. You can improve your body shape within a few short weeks while you add only a few pounds of muscle.
But your physique isn’t the only beneficiary of strength training. It helps your body fend off illnesses and injury by helping you shed unwanted pounds, lowering your blood pressure, improving your heart function and more.
#5 You Do the Impossible
When you start strength training, you can’t imagine lifting any more than you do in your first session. Three weeks later, you’ve already passed the impossible mark. By doing this over and over, you pick up a mental toughness and confidence that will aid you in all areas of your life.
#6 You Eat Better
Have you been struggling to keep your daily calorie count down? Nothing helps you stay in line better than working out. Your strength-training routine at SIMPLY STRONG makes you more aware of what you put in your body, making it easier to say “No” to those temptations that are always around the corner.
#7 Your Bones Get Stronger
While the first thing you may notice after strength training is stronger muscles, your bones are also secretly gaining strength at the same time. Since the risk of osteoporosis and broken bones only increases as you age, guarding against them with strength training only makes sense!
#8 Your Balance Improves
Staying on your feet may not be an issue today, but as you age, it will become one of your top priorities. This is especially true considering how often elderly people lose their balance and wind up with life-altering broken bones. The SIMPLY STRONG strength-training program at any age will give you a balance boost that will last throughout your life.
#9 Your Brain Function Increases
Believe it or not, people who strength train aren’t the meatheads they’re made out to be. Quite the opposite. Research has proven that becoming strong through strength training actually has the power to improve your brain’s ability to do its job.
Use it or lose it!
Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age.
“If you don’t do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, you’ll increase the percentage of fat in your body,” says Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. “But strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass—at any age.”
#10 Reduce Your Risk Of Injury
SIMPLY STRONG avoids all known complications that arise from exercise. We make your workouts as safe as possible by focusing on a slow speed of movement and using exercises that are congruent with muscle and joint function. The only way to benefit from exercise is long term consistency, which doesn’t happen if you are injured.
We want you to exercise with a slow speed of movement and controlled momentum to minimize force on the joints and connective tissue, and maximize tension on the muscle to produce the best results in the safest way possible.
You don’t need an extreme fitness routine to maintain your muscle mass as you age.
By stimulating your muscles to strengthen and grow, all the other metabolic processes and organs of the body will grow along with them. Most people believe that just staying active will suffice to maintain their health and fitness.
However, recent studies in exercise science have clearly shown that physical activity alone is not a sufficient stimulus to prevent sarcopenia.
The answer is simple. SIMPLY STRONG combines the newest breakthrough exercise research with modern equipment technology to produce a strength-training program so effective and time-efficient that a 20-minute workout once or twice a week is all that is necessary to build muscle, improve health and live longer…stronger.
Great list! So many benefits. Thanks! Sharing with family and friends. Didn’t think about balance!
Simply Strong has gotten rid of the daily pain I used to have in my mid back due to scoliosis. This was the biggest surprise for me, as I suffered for many years and physical therapy and chiropractic care didn’t help me like the strength training did.