A good weight training regimen hits all the major muscle groups to ensure that you equally develop strength, power and endurance. These elements give your muscles the ability to perform quickly and efficiently, while also preventing the loss of muscle tissue that occurs naturally through aging and disuse. And, for anyone trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss, strength training is indispensable—nothing does a better job of reshaping your body and helping to keep your metabolism in high gear.
Here's a good progression for both beginners and experienced exercisers to follow:
If weight lifting sounds technical or daunting, don't let it fool you. It can be simple fast—about 20 minutes. That's little time to invest for what will be a huge pay off.
Published on January 01, 2006