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What are the advantages and disadvantages of weight training?

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July 22, 2014 4:51PM

Weight training, which is a subset of resistance training, has several advantages and disadvantages over other forms of training, or lack of training at all.

Advantages:

It can help you to build bigger, stronger, and more powerful muscles. It can help sculpt your body into a more functional and attractive shape. It is one of the key ingredients to promote a healthy lifestyle. It can increase your resistance to injury and some diseases. It often improves your mood, self-esteem, and outlook on life.

Disadvantages:

It can introduce injury and pain if done incorrectly or excessively. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve high success.It requires a balanced, nutritional diet to be fully effective. Equipment or membership to a gym can be expensive.