Strength training, also known as resistance training or power training, is a technique for building muscles by repetitive motion using elastic bands, free weights, weight machines, free weights, or your body weight as resistance. Strength training done more quickly to develop power and reaction speeds is known as power training.
Exercises that build strength and power include:
- Using your body weight as resistance, perform pushups and pullups.
- Use dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, tubes, or even heavy household items to perform squats, curls, or shoulder presses.
- Bench presses or deadlifts with a weight bar.
- Use weight equipment to work out in a gym or fitness facility.
Strength exercise increases lean muscle mass while also constructing and toning muscle. In addition to enhancing your appearance and well-being, resistance and power training can:
- Better control your weight.
- Make sure you have the strength to perform daily duties like carrying groceries, picking up children or grandchildren, opening jars, climbing stairs, or running to catch a bus or train.
- Assist you in aging independently and actively.
- Stop losing bone mass.
- Enhance your speed and reaction times to help you avoid collisions and falls.
- Elicit endorphins that elevate your mood, reduce stress, and lessen the signs of despair and anxiety.
- Your mobility, balance, and flexibility will all improve.