Strength Training / Core-Strength Training 

Strength Training is done to increase an individual’s physical strength. Strength Training is done for the purpose of increasing muscular strength over strictly building mass and/or achieving definition.

 

There are two types of Strength Training: Relative and Absolute Strength Training
 

Relative Strength Training - Focuses on increasing strength, but never at the expense of increased body weight. This is a process that involves building strength without building muscle mass. Example: A gymnast wants to increase their relative strength because building muscle may hinder their ability to perform their sport.

 

Absolute Strength Training - Focuses on increasing muscle mass, which therefore will increase body weight. This training will aid clients to become stronger regardless of their body weight.

 

In respect to women, strength training can be substituted as “Body Sculpting”, “Resistance Training”, and “Toning.”  Strength Training includes Free Weights, Circuit Training Machines, and Body Weight Exercises. (Body Weight Exercises are focused on the tension principle which involves creating tension within a group of muscles.)

 

Benefits of Strength Training

  • Increases Endurance

  • Increases Bone Density

  • Increases Testosterone

  • Levels Lowers Cholesterol

  • Strengthens Joints

  • Improves Sleep

  • Increases Mental Focus

  • Strengthens Muscles and Joints

  • Manage Chronic Conditions such as Back Pain, Arthritis, Obesity, Diabetes, etc.

 

Core Strength Training includes the core muscles which run the length of the trunk and torso. Positive benefits of core strength include a reduction of back pain, improvement in athletic performance, and improvement in postural balances.