Resistance training, or strength or weight training, is a type of workout that uses muscle contraction against external resistance – like weights, or resistance bands. It’s basically any exercise where you have to push, pull, or work against something, and is an extremely effective way to build strength and see numerous, all-body health benefits.
Intro to Resistance Training
Whether you’re a workout newbie or a seasoned pro, you can incorporate resistance training into your workout routine to help build muscle strength, reduce body fat, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce risk of medical conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis.
The Best Resistance Training Exercises
Not sure where to start? Check out our list of the best resistance training exercises to fit into your daily routine. Click on each item to see a detailed, step-by-step guide.
You don’t need to do each of these every time you work out. Instead, find the best exercises that suit your fitness level and goals.
Want to learn more?
Most resistance training exercises are quick and easy to do at home or the gym, but using the correct form is essential to working out safely and effectively. Why not get in touch with your local Gym and speak to one of our friendly personal trainers to create an individualised workout plan that works for you? Find your fit with The Gym Group today.