Have you heard of resistance training and do you know its benefits? At Enchantment Physical Therapy, we have the best customized program to fit your needs.
Resistance training, is a program focused on increasing muscle strength through resistance exercises. It is also based on the gradual and progressive increase of the weight used, as we progress we will increase the weight and resistance.
When we perform this type of training we improve our body’s capacity to withstand prolonged effort and enhance its ability to recover after such activity. There are several trainings that we can perform, among which we highlight:
-Weight machines, which are ideal for those who are starting in this practice thanks to its ease of use.
-Your own body weight, performing planks, press-ups, sit-ups, etc.
-Free weights or dumbbells, which have the advantage of being very versatile, allowing you to perform several types of exercises with a single set of them.
-Suspension equipment, resistance bands, sandbags, etc.
These exercises are aimed at strengthening the main muscles of our body: abdomen, legs, back, arms, shoulders, chest. And, it is important to mention that we are not only strengthening these muscles, but it also helps us to strengthen our bones.
In addition to this, resistance training also provides us with other benefits:
- We burn calories and decrease the percentage of body fat.
- We gain muscle mass.
- Improves physical performance and movement control.
- Reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Improves the immune and respiratory system.
- It boosts our confidence and improves self-esteem.
- Reduces anxiety and stress.
At Enchantment PT we offer you the best physical therapy care to improve your quality of life, have more strength and energy to perform daily activities and at the same time combat the effects of aging, such as weakening of the bones and loss of muscle mass.
It is important that this training is performed with the correct technique in order to reduce the risk of injury, so it is necessary to execute controlled movements and use the appropriate weight according to our individual capabilities.
That’s why at Enchantment Physical Therapy we have the best team of physical therapists. Made up of highly trained professionals committed to instructing you on the correct execution of techniques, postures, and personalized routines that will allow you to reach your goals faster (and under safety standards) and achieve a healthier lifestyle.