Building up your strength doesn’t mean you are going to look like some Schwarzy or Stalone in 2 weeks and a half. That takes time but mainly, it takes a specific hypertrophy training, which is only one of the many aspects of strength training.
What I am talking about is more about strength and functional training generally speaking. The one that will get you stronger, leaner, toner, but not necessarily “big”. Unless that is what you also want, in which case we can work on it, but it takes time and can’t be done in a few weeks unlike what some adverts promise you (or if you are a Photoshop expert 😛 )
There are so many tools available to develop your strength while having a fun and varied work out from one session to the other. From bodyweight training, to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), TRX, kettle bells training, or even a mix of them, the choice is yours! (sorry, I meant mine!)
For example kettle bells are an old and yet very useful tool from Russia. They are great to improve coordination, balance, core function AND strength, all in one, by promoting nervous system adaptations, whilst challenging you to get stronger.
Or also TRX, which stands for Total body Resistance Exercise. It comes straight from the US Navy Seals, and is very practical as it can be used everywhere. It’s a fantastic tool which will allow you to play with gravity and control how much you want to challenge yourself by adjusting your body position to add or decrease resistance.
Getting stronger has many benefits on your body generally speaking:
- Helps burning more calories by increasing resting metabolism
- Helps with weight management
- Reduces the risk of osteoporosis
- Better sleep
- Boots energy levels and improves mood
- Stronger bones