Submitted by: Ron Taggy

There is no doubt that strength training is a great way to build muscle mass and reduce fat. Strength training also allows you a variety of different options so you can create a program that is enjoyable as well as builds your strength. However, many people get burned out with strength training because they approach it wrong. Even if they gain improvements in their strength, they feel miserable doing it. In this article, I will give you some tips to make the process as enjoyable as possible as well as make it effective.

First, start out slow. Pace yourself and don t try to do everything at once. Your idea is to gradually build up your strength, not do it overnight. While there are some ways that you can develop strength quickly, they often come at the expense of other things, like your health or increasing your chance of suffering from an injury. Besides, what is the difference if it takes you two months or two years to become extremely strong? In either case, you reach your goal.

It is much better to start slowly, because then you’ll want to continue your workout over the long haul. This is because you will enjoy improvements steadily, and your muscles will not feel sore. If you maximize your workout at the beginning, your muscles will feel tender and you’ll associate pain with working out. Not a great motivator.


Second, choose exercises that you enjoy. Pull ups are an excellent way to increase your strength, but some people just despise doing them. Don’t do exercises just because it helps you with strength training, if it makes you feel miserable. Either find a way to learn how to enjoy it, or choose another exercise that offers the same benefits but is not so tedious or stressful on you.

Third, do not neglect your diet as a vital portion of your strength training. Your diet can affect how much energy and endurance you have when training, as well as how easy it becomes for you to train for strength. Without any protein, it does not matter what type of exercises you do, because your body will not be able to build muscle.

At the same time, an overload on protein is not desirable either. In this case, you are getting stronger but you’re putting your health at risk for the sake of fitness. Any type of fitness, whether strength training or not, should never come at the sacrifice of your health. Strength training should only be undertaken to make your body stronger so you can enjoy healthy levels of self-confidence, interact easier with the environment around you and help protect your vital organs.

Finally, it is important to do aerobic activities and exercises even if you’re training solely for strength. By building up your aerobic capacities you will find that you have more energy when doing strength training exercises, and you will have the ability to recover quicker. And the quicker you recover, the more you can build upon your strength.

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