If you are someone who has been losing weight by doing mostly cardio or if you are unsure of the benefits of resistance training, then you should read this article. If your normal cardio routine has left you wondering why you haven’t seen much of a change in your physique in over a year, it could be because you're missing THE main component of all change - strength training!

Check out these reasons why you should start incorporating resistance training into your life.

  1. Decrease in fat, increase in muscle. (AKA more “toned” look)

  2. RMR (resting metabolic rate) increases. AKA the amount of calories you burn at rest

  3. Better rate in metabolism

  4. Increase in strength

  5. Overall improvements in the quality of your life

  6. Less joint pain

  7. Stronger bones/joints

  8. Better posture

  9. Increases HDL - High Density Lipoprotein (good cholesterol) and decrease LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein (bad cholesterol)

  10. Reduces risk of diabetes and insulin needs