Strength training can often be the missing piece of a woman's exercise routine, but Letterkenny gym owner Emmet Rushe reveals why strength training will help you to look, feel and perform better, not only in your training, but also in daily life.

Strength training gets a bad reputation sometimes as people tend to associate it with overly muscular people like body builders.

This tends to be the exact opposite of what most women want when they are setting out a goal for training.

You aren’t going to end up looking like The Rock anytime soon when you start strength training, and it is probably the missing piece of your training.

All of our Rushe Fitness members use strength training.

We do it with kettlebells, Body Weight and TRX exercises, as there is less of a learning curve for the member and we can get great results in a short period of time.

Strength training will help you to look, feel and perform better, not only in your training or preferred sport, but also in daily life.

Here are the top 10 reasons that you should be strength training.

1: Strength

While this may seem a bit obvious and you may wonder why you need it;
There are no downsides to getting physically stronger.
It will help you to perform daily tasks much easier.
You will have more control of your body.
It will also help you to look better physically.

2: Stronger Core

If you want a stronger and better looking core, you need to Strength Train.
You core will stabilise you during your lifts and this in turn will help it to become stronger.
It will also help with your posture and your balance.
A stronger core then will help you to get stronger in your training, which will help you to reach your desired goals.

3: Better Sleep

60 % of people who strength train have been shown to get an average of 7+ hours of sleep per night.
So, if you have difficulty nodding off at night, you may want to turn off Netflix and pick up a dumbbell.

4: Better Health

Strength training has been shown to have a positive effect on helping to lower bad cholesterol and also helps with lowering Blood pressure.

5: You Will Burn more Calories

Strength Training helps to increase your basal metabolic rate which means you will burn more calories while NOT exercising than those who do not strength train.

6: Helps Prevent Muscle Loss

While muscle loss isn’t everyone’s first priority, it should be.
By 80 years old, sedentary people will lose 50% of their muscle mass.
For females strength training also has a positive effect on osteoporosis and can help reverse bone and muscle loss.
This is extremely important and you should be doing at least 2 strength based sessions per week.

7: It Helps Burn More Bodyfat.

There is no explanation needed here.
If you want to help burn more bodyfat, add strength training into your training routine.

8: Prevent and manage disease.

Strength training has a positive effect on many diseases and can help to strengthen your heart.
It also has been shown to have a positive effect on obesity and obesity related diseases like cancer.

9: Better Body Mechanics

The stronger your muscles, the better your balance and coordination will be.
This also means you will have less falls and if you do fall, your increased strength and coordination means you are less likely to have any breaks.

10: It is a Natural Antidepressant

Strength training increases endorphins and boosts dopamine, nor-epinephrine and serotonin into the body.
These have all been shown to have a positive effect on mood and can give us that feel good factor after training.

There you have it.

10 Amazing reasons why you should be strength training.

If you would like start adding Strength Training into your training and don’t know where to start, our Lean20 Program can help.

Just click on the link below and pre-join the Lean20 program for October now!


We are always welcoming new members and our fitness community and have many members success stories who have all seen and felt the benefits of Strength Training.

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