Weight Training and Strength Training

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.


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.


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.