5 Things I Learned from Strength Training

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5 Things I Learned from Strength Training
Just over two years ago, I started training at a gym that provides Strength & Conditioning training. Since then, I’ve swung more kettlebells, done more push-ups and lifted more weights than ever before. Every week, I sign up for at least three strength and conditioning classes. And I love every minute of them. Admittedly, at first, I was pretty skeptical. I felt intimidated by the heavy weights, the svelte people who seemed to know exactly what they were doing, the huge tubs of protein in the reception. But a lot has changed since then. Here’s what I’ve learned:

1. Strength training has not turned me into the Incredible Hulk.

I’m definitely stronger and leaner, but not stockier than I was before.
When I started this training, I was worried that my physique would become big and bulky. I thought that I was already quite strong. But I found out pretty quickly that I had a lot of work to do! Now I can push up, pull-up and plank with more ease than I ever thought possible. I’m definitely stronger and leaner, but not stockier than I was before. Plus, my trainers and fellow classmates have educated me on the benefits of good nutrition, so I’m eating more healthily than ever. (Well…most of the time, anyway.)

2. Strength training is not dangerous.

Strength training is not dangerous.
I was nervous when I started this kind of training. I figured that I was bound to damage my back or strain muscles when lifting weights or doing chin-ups. Not so. With the right instruction from great trainers I’ve managed to avoid any serious injuries since I started. If I have a little niggle, my trainers will show me some exercises to help iron out any pain.

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