Have you tried proper strength training?
If your answer is yes, then you already know what I'm about to tell you...
What do I mean by 'proper' strength training? I'm not talking about picking up the odd weight (usually too light), count a few repetitions, repeat for 2-3 sets, change exercise, repeat, forget what load you used in the previous session, then wondering why you're not seeing changes etc etc. This is all too common, and I've seen this so much throughout my time in the fitness industry. If you've tried strength training, and either it 'didn't work' or you didn't enjoy it... I'm sorry to say this, but you've been doing it wrong. Strength training is arguably one of the healthiest, natural medicines you can give your body, and it can be a really fun and enjoyable way of improving your body, mind and health. The research on the phenomenal physical and mental benefits is astounding. Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself:
What are the benefits of strength training?
"Ten weeks of resistance training may increase lean weight by 1.4 kg, increase resting metabolic rate by 7%, and redutional independence, cognitive abilities, and self-esteem. Resistance training may assist prevention and management of type 2 diabetes by decreasing visceral fat, reducing HbA1c, increasing the density of glucose transporter type 4, and improving insulin sensitivity. Resistance training may enhance cardiovascular health, by reducing resting blood pressure, decreasing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides, and increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Resistance training may promote bone development, with studies showing 1% to 3% increase in bone mineral density. Resistance training may be effective for reducing low back pain and easing discomfort associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia and has been shown to reverse specific aging factors in skeletal muscle."
We're only skimming the iceberg here. These studies didn't just involve picking up a light load and messing about with it for a few minutes. These studies involved specific programmes and consistent, effective strength interventions. But effective strength training doesn't have to be really complicated either. Once you've nailed the fundamentals, 'Proper' strength training is easy to follow and incredibly fulfilling. The barbell doesn't care about your age, sex, weight or ability. It only cares about the effort you put in and your consistency to keep pushing yourself. If you've got the determination to change who you currently are in to the healthy and strong person you can become - then let me guide you there. I've made a promise with the 1000's of people I have trained over the last decade, that if they didn't enjoy the results of strength training, 'proper' strength training, then I'll quit.
Well, I'm still here today!
If you want to know more about me and how I can help, then head over here to find out more. If you already have questions on whether strength training is still right for you, check out my Frequently Asked Questions. Chances are, I've already met and successfully trained 100's of people with your same concerns.
I hope to speak soon!