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Muscle Building – The Benefits of Building Muscle
80% of the people who go to the gym think that muscle building revolves around aesthetic and cosmetic benefits. People who want to go to the gym will never think about the numerous health benefits of building muscle because they are too preoccupied with the thought of wanting to look like Arnold or The Rock. However, it should be noted that the number of health benefits that people can enjoy from muscle building far outweighs the various cosmetic improvements.
Before you decide to do some serious 12-to15 rep range for any workout, take the time to look at the three important health benefits of building muscle.
1.) Weight loss – According to the Mayo Clinic, building muscle can help you lose weight. Building muscle increases your body’s metabolic rate and metabolism, which translates to your body’s ability to burning calories faster. When you build muscle mass, your body requires more calories in order to support the muscle tissue, compared to fat tissue. Building muscle and improving your body’s composition will help your body burn more calories to support the muscle tissue.
2.) Improved muscular strength and endurance – It takes a lot of stamina and strength to build muscle. Your first time at the gym may not let you carry that much weight, but over time, you will progress to heavier weights. This easily translates to developing strength and endurance because it lets you the unused muscles in different parts of your body.
3.) Improved cardiovascular health and endurance – Building muscle will literally take your breath away, and lifting weights is just one of the many things that can help improve your cardiovascular endurance and health. According to the Mayo Clinic, any form of exercise or resistance training can help reduce the occurrence of chronic diseases. In this case, strength training will help reduce the chances of arthritis, obesity, diabetes, back pain, and osteoporosis. When you exert effort within a normal range, you are pushing your body to its limits, and your heart and lungs are included.
Building muscle can do more than just turn you into the next Mr. Universe or the next action star. It can help you lead and live a better life. If you take the time to go to the gym, you will see a huge difference, even if it means lifting once a week. There will be progress every time you go to the gym, whether it’s a once-a-week visit or a 4x-a-week visit.