“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” – Navy SEAL’s
Everything you do in the weight room is parallel to everything when it comes to your life goals. It is about a lot discipline, persistence, consistency and hard work that builds character, confidence and charisma, leadership skills, optimism and most of all, a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Dealing with the iron teaches you self-command. Regardless of your personal objectives – muscles gain, fat loss, strength and speed, improved quality of life, you need to do things commit, and perform. If you fail the discipline to have the appropriate sleep or diet, you will encounter difficulties reaching your goals. Yoga and the jogging can have their place, but they’re not enough. Here are reasons you should prioritize strength training in your fitness and well-being regimen!
The essence of developing confidence is setting goals that are beyond your capabilities and working towards them with commitment and consistency until you achieve them.
This weight lifting in a nutshell.You’ll start weak,then you set a goal beyond what’s possible as you start working towards it,taking baby steps every day then gradually improving until, all of a sudden, you’re doing things that are several weeks ago felt very difficult.
That gives you a massive boost in confidence. You prove to yourself, not just by knowing, but realizing that if you set yourself goals and work towards them, you can achieve just about anything. What would change about the way you live your life if you knew that you just needed to commit to a goal to eventually you’d reach it?
Discipline Goal Setting
Planning, and prioritization are critical skills in getting the life you want and lifting weights is the perfect space to develop these skills because it’s the fastest and easiest way to improve.If you don’t know the goals you want to achieve (become lean, gain muscles, improve strength,speed,flexibility, etc…), you’ll never get there because each goal requires a different workout routine. If you don’t plan properly, you’ll end up wasting workouts. If you workout before your muscles have had a chance to recover, you won’t be able to get the maximum benefit out of your workout. If you wait too long after they’ve recovered, you will lose the gains you made on the previous workout. If you don’t learn to prioritize your time properly, you won’t be able to keep to the plan that you’ve made and you’ll suffer the same problems that you face if you just don’t plan at all.
Lifting Weights Solidifies Your Sense of Self–Worth
It doesn’t matter how much weight you can or can’t pull, you can grow and build up strength. Having confidence that you can move yourself through physical space with control and competence is a deeply satisfying feeling that filters into every other area of life. When you set a new record on your workout, you can be sure that you’ll gain social confidence.Today’s wavering sense of self-worth on people is alarming and confidence changes the kinds of thoughts you have. Even if you’re weaker than you thought you were, there is a satisfaction that comes from knowing where you stand. It’s difficult to measure how you’re making progress as a parent, a friend, an employee, or a person. Weightlifting is more black and white. It helps you get closer to understanding yourself faster.
Automatically get better at all other activities
It takes courage and dedication to drop down and push through weights and then to do the next set and the set after that and so on. By doing so, you’re teaching yourself a valuable lesson – fear cannot control you. You can face fear and take action anyway. Can you think of any area of your life where this might come in handy? When you are fitter and have more endurance, you are more coordinated and explosive and automatically get better at other activities because a lot of lifts specially massive ones require a high level of effort on muscles groups working together. Imagine all the times in your life where you’ve known that taking action was the right thing to do but you let fear dictate how you lived your life. Imagine how much different your life would have been today if you’d proven to yourself multiple times every day, that you had the ability to act despite fear.
Exercise in general is a great way to manage stress. Researchers have consistently found that those who regularly strength train tend to manage stress better and experience fewer adverse reactions to stressful situations as those who do not exercise.
Lifting Weights Forces You to Look After What You Eat
Exercise helps you stick to a diet plan. Both diet and exercise remind you to stay on track, aiding whatever goals you have. One of the things you’ll realize when working out is that you can amplify your results by looking after your diet. You can get stronger and ripped faster with the right diet. And because you’ll be able to see and feel solid difference on your workouts from eating well, you’ll be more likely to stick to it.
More Muscles Fight More Fats
More muscle = higher resting metabolism. More muscle and less fat means that you’ll burn more calories at work, on the couch, and while you’re sleeping. Muscle tone helps you get lean, look lean, and stay lean.A high-intensity weight lifting session can burn lots of calories per hour. Weight lifting has also been scientifically proven to boost BMR (basal metabolic rate) for up to 24 hours post-workout. Not only are you burning calories in the gym, but also afterward when you’re relaxing. The more intense the workout, the more calories you’ll burn post-workout via boosted metabolism.
Feel Better and Make Your Life Easier
Do you always feel down, flat, depressed and think things are too much?
There’s an extremely beneficial activity you can do increases the level of feel good chemicals that your body produces. You got it right – weight lifting.
That feeling you get when you almost collapse after a massive workout knowing you’ll get great results when you recover makes you feel like you’re on your way to the top of the world Then sooner or later depending on how you stick to your exercise program, your daily activities like carrying heavy objects, climbing stairs, rearranging your office, making decisions, dealing with conflicts etc. become a lot easier. And because everything is easier, you don’t feel so exhausted when you get home and have more time for your hobbies, friends, and family.
It Will Make You Mentally Stronger
When you feel stronger physically, you usually feel stronger mentally. Fitness expert John Carrico says that weightlifting teaches you the skill of perseverance, the ability to overcome discomfort and challenge yourself. “Weight training teaches you to push yourself when everything tells you to stop, when your muscles start to give out and it burns and it hurts,” he says. “When we get into those high-intensity situations, we have a choice, we can either stop everything and try to return to our comfort level, or decide that this level of discomfort is worth the reward. That decision — that it’s worth persisting through that uncomfortable situation –100 percent contributes to successful situations in other parts of our live.
Look Better in any Outfit
After seeing results on working out, your clothes automatically look better because you now have much solid, ripped muscle filling out at all the places where space should be. Your shirts will fill out round the sleeves, across the shoulders, throughout the chest, and give you that nice v-shaped back. How would your life and career change if you felt confident and well presented on a tailored suit? We’ll that’s what you get by toning your muscles