Strength fitness improves the ability of your muscles to move or resist a force or workload. It helps you perform your daily tasks without getting pooped. Moderate exercise that involves using your muscles can improve your strength fitness. Strong muscles lead to strong bones.
Strength/resistance training refers to the amount of work and time your muscles can perform (lift, pull, push, carry, etc.) before getting tired. It helps prevent injuries and improves your skills in games and sportsincluding jumping rope and shooting baskets.
DON’T ATTEMPT WEIGHT LIFTING WITHOUT THE ADVICE OF A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL
You can build up your strength fitness by going faster, going longer, lifting heavier objects, exercising more oftenbut you can also injure yourself doing any of these things too strenuously, too rapidly, or in the wrong positions.
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Does your coach, PE teacher, or health care professional have information for you? Check it out.
Remember: Traindon’t strainand don’t do too much, too soon.
Build muscles slowly.
Regular, modest weight training is the way to go.
YAKKITY YAKDON’T TALK BACK!
Very few people want to spend their spare time doing chores. But somebody has to do ’em!
Chores can involve combinations of lifting (which improves strength), reaching (which improves flexibility), and aerobic (cardiovascular) exercisewhich improves endurance and keeps your heart healthy and strong.
First, put on some music. It’s easy (well, easier, anyway) to be a merry maid with a good sound track behind you.