Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week we are telling you three things about resistance training that nobody ever talks about.  Three little-known facts that you need to know but have never heard before about strength training.

1) It’s Not Just For Meatheads

The first thing you need to know about resistance training that you’ve never heard before is that it is not just for meatheads and gym-goers.  Strength training is for everyone.  The main goal of resistance training, at least how we believe it should be done here at MAS, is to help you keep optimal function of your body.  What this allows you to do is to keep doing the things you love for as long as you want to do them.

Action Step:  Not sure where to start with your resistance training?  Download our free e-book here on how to create a six-week introductory resistance training program based on your body’s needs and abilities.

Related:  Resistance Training – 3 Life Benefits From Doing It Consistently

2) It Should Not Hurt

The second thing that nobody has ever told you about resistance training is that it should not hurt.  It should not hurt while you are doing it and it should not hurt after you are done.  Your body should feel good while you are doing resistance training, but only if you are doing it right.

Action Step:  If how you are exercising is leaving your body feeling achy, beat up, and sore, find a local Resistance Training Specialist™ in your area by clicking here.

Related:  3 Reasons Why You MUST Do Resistance Training

3) It Is The Most Potent Form Of Exercise

The last thing you need to know about resistance training is that it is more potent, meaning more effective, than cardiovascular exercise, or any other form of exercise, at helping you to keep the function of your body for the long term.

Action Step:  Schedule time in your calendar this week to start resistance training, whether it is with one of our esteemed colleagues, on your own, or with us here at MAS!

Team MAS

Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.