The Importance of Strength Training

August 8, 2023

Difficulty with performing daily tasks? Unable to perform hobbies that you use to enjoy due to pain or weakness? Maybe it’s time to talk to your New Life Physical Therapist about improving your functional strength.

The importance of strength training cannot be understated. Strength training has a wide variety of benefits, including improved bone density, increased muscle mass, improved joint function, and reduced risk of injury. Additionally, strength training can help improve cardiovascular health, and can boost metabolism and weight loss.

Some of the best choices for strength exercises are those that target all of the major muscle groups in your body. These exercises should be performed using proper form and technique, and they should be progressive in nature so that you can continue to challenge our muscles and see results over time. Some of the best strength exercises include squats, lunges, deadlifts, presses, and rows. By including these exercises in your workout routine, you can ensure that you are getting the most out of your strength training.

How can a Physical Therapist help with strength training? If you are currently dealing with an injury and/or pain a Physical Therapist can help identify a potential weakness and help strengthen this area to help you start or return to strength training. When the time is appropriate a physical therapist can help with teaching technique and proper form with the exercises mentioned earlier as well as instruct in proper starting resistance and proper progression of loading. As you begin performing strengthening exercises a Physical Therapist can help identify weaknesses and issues with technique and instruct in changes of form or adding other types of exercises to improve your lifting form to ensure you are safe with your strengthening program.