Why is BodyBuilding Training the Best for Longevity?
Over my years of training, I have dabbled in every kind of workout imaginable; Strength training, Circuit classes, Cardio Classes, Power Specific Sports Training, and all of them have their pros and cons. But when it comes to sustainability and longevity Body Building style training has to be the best! Below are a few reasons why I think this style of training will allow you to stay fit and active for the rest of your life.
Lightweight High Reps: Body Building is predominantly reps of 8-12 reps, meaning the weight you use has to be relatively light. This style of training is great for the longevity of joints and muscles, the stress is low on the body and will allow you to perform these exercises weekly without creating too much wear and tear.
More Muscles = Faster Metabolism: The secrete to a fast metabolism is more muscle mass! The goal of bodybuilding is to create more muscle making it the perfect fit for staying lean and keeping body fat low. Another benefit with weight training is your body continues to burn calories post-workout as the recovery process starts straight away. When compared to cardio training, your body burns fewer calories post-workout.
Less Sessions: The biggest part of Bodybuilding is the recovery, training each muscle group once a week then allowing your body the time to rest and recover will guarantee you the best results. If you break your training sessions up into 4 days (Chest, Back, Legs, Shoulders) this will allow you plenty of rest and ensure a sustainable and long-lasting training campaign.