Besides the obvious benefit of improved strength, there are multiple reasons to add strength or resistance training to your workout. One primary benefit is preventing injuries. Improving strength will help your balance which can help prevent injuries, and if you do get injured the stronger you are can help reduce the severity of injury. Another reason to add strength training to your program is to lose weight. When it comes to losing weight most people think aerobic exercise like running. However, increasing your strength also increases your muscle mass which helps burn more calories. Along with other benefits, losing weight can help reduce injuries. So go for it- pump some iron and reap the benefits!
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