Adding Strength & Conditioning to your workout regime has many benefits, including helping you onto a healthier and happier you!
What is Strength & Conditioning Training?
What is strength and conditioning? With all the different forms of fitness routines and exercises classes out there, it can get confusing. I mean which one do you do? Which workout is best for you? Do you try to do a little bit of everything? I am sure you have heard the term, Strength and Conditioning, but I figured I would explain exactly what it is so you can decide if you should be doing it.
So, what exactly is Strength & Conditioning Training?
You may have heard of strength and conditioning before, but if not, this is a type of exercise that places focus on building your strength, endurance, and size of your muscles. Strength & Conditioning training will help improve the strength of your tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments. This type of workout will help train your body to be stronger, and in turn, help ease the burden of bone loss as we get older. Keep in mind that it is also important to eat well and always consult a doctor before trying anything new.
I love being able to get some S&C training in with my Jazzercise class. These classes help me get my heart pumping and my muscles strong!
S&C training isn’t about a particular workout, per se, it’s all about the tools you use to strengthen your muscles and work to build your endurance. So you can do cross fit, Jazzercise, spinning, and weight lifting, but the key is to morph your at-home workout into something that helps make your muscles stronger.
Why is Strength and Conditioning Important?
I’ve shared the benefits of adding weights to your workout in the past, which are quite similar to S&C training. Let’s dig a little deeper into why Strength and Conditioning training is important.
Helps Builds Muscle Size
Men and women alike enjoy having tone to their muscles, I mean I do!
As I said, this is all about improving the endurance of your muscles. This means you can run longer, spin longer, and ultimately do any activity longer.
Just like your endurance, you get faster in all activities as your body is healthier and able to handle more stress than it was able to handle before Strength & Conditioning training.
This type of training helps you lift and hold your body in an upright position frequently, which helps you have better posture at all times.
Raises Your Metabolism
Who doesn’t love a good metabolism? You will find that training works to boost your metabolism by replacing fat with muscle on your body.
If you get injured, you’ll have a quicker healing process with those muscles you’ve built from your training workouts.
Helps Prevent Obesity
Strength and Conditioning replace your body fat with muscle, which means you’ll be at a lower risk for obesity.
Achieve Weight Loss Goals
As you work to improve your strength and endurance, you’ll be more apt to achieve your weight loss goals!
Reduces Health Risks
Strength and Conditioning training helps reduce your health risks for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes as you work to replace fat with muscle.
You’ll Look Great
Honestly? You probably looked great before, but now? You look fabulous! Being able to see a little muscle tone, feel stronger, and stand up taller helps you enjoy looking in the mirror again.
You’ll Feel Great
When you work hard to replace fat with muscle, you will start to feel happier and more confident!
I hope you’re convinced now. Adding Strength & Conditioning training in your workout is a great way to reduce health risks, improve muscle tone, size and endurance, plus you will feel healthier. And who doesn’t want to feel happier and healthier?! I know I love being able to add weights into my daily workouts.
Do you add strength & conditioning to your workouts?
Now that you are working on gaining muscle, be sure to take care of your body, allow it to heal and don’t forget to stretch!