The old perception of weight lifting as the persevere of burly lads grunting and posing in the mirrors of the gym has been shattered in recent years and it has become a very accessible form of all round fitness for both men and women.

From losing weight to toning to building up for sport, weight lifting has shed it’s old school image to become a part of many people’s lives.

Weight lifting can play a big part in the battle of the bulge. Your metabolism is increased when you lift weights according to recent studies. An increase in certain muscle fibres  can help to reduce body fat without the need for a drastic change to your diet.

It isn’t just for men either. If you’re a woman and you’re worried that lifting weights will make you into a musclebound mountain, well relax. Lifting weights and eating a healthy diet will result in a fit and lean body, not a big and bulky one.

Lifting lifts your performance levels. Whatever your sport, weight training in the gym can translate into better performance on the pitch. Weightlifting also improves dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination, all of which will help you be at the top of your game

Strength training helps to avoid the loss of joint flexibility that comes with aging while also improving your quality of life as you gain more body confidence.

When speed is of the essence in your busy schedule weight lifting is the perfect workout. Less is often more in the weight lifting game and a precisely planned 45 minute session can give you exactly what you need in your daily workout.

You can even lift at home. If the thought of the gym still terrifies you slightly, why not buy a couple of dumbbells and start your weight training at your own pace. Dumbbells and kettle-bells are a great way to start out with weighted strength training. If you’re struggling at first, you can get your form right at home and take it from there.

Get a full range of home gym equipment in Elverys stores online or in store and start your weight lifting story today.

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