Why strength is so important… even if you don’t care about body building or competitions

Today I’d like to talk a little bit about resistance training, more specifically as a tool to develop strength and build/maintain muscles. This component of fitness is crucial for everyday’s life wellbeing, important for everyone to understand.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions around it, which ultimately results in people avoiding to engage in this beneficial activity. The fear of becoming “too big” (especially for women), the perception it is not necessary or boring, the impression you are doing it although in reality you are not, or that “going to the gym” is the same as training your strength.

In this and a few following articles I’d like to clear out some common misconceptions. Let’s start by discussing why training for strength or muscle mass is not the same thing as “building big muscles”, and to point out a few reasons why everyone should be serious of this component of fitness (even if they couldn’t care less about becoming huge or sport specific performance).

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