5 Things I Learned from Strength Training

Check out our BRAND NEW mobile site!

With one click you can make Tabata Times an app on your phone to get our latest content at any time.

Page:  1Next »
Print
by GRACE HUGHES

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.

Page 1 2Next »
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Printable Version

We Are Scouting Top Writers

Are you passionate about fitness and have something to say? Reach a huge online community and get the discussion going - start writing for Tabata Times today!

Share this post
@TabataTimes on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook 

Contribute to this story by commenting below:

Most Popular of All Time

@TabataTimes on Twitter

Watch the latest episode of GPTV