Why weight training
is ridiculously good
"It used to be we thought of strength training as something for athletes, but now we recognise it as a seminal part of general health and well-being at all ages."
Brad Schoenfeld, an assistant professor of exercise science at New York City’s Lehman College has published more than 30 academic papers on every aspect of resistance training. “To me, resistance training is the most important form of training for overall health and wellness," says Schoenfeld.
Modern exercise science shows that working with weights — whether that weight is a light dumbbell or your own body — may be the best exercise for lifelong physical function and fitness.
As number os studies from various researchers document the varied and important benefits that weight/strength training brings.
Check out this article in TIME magazine for more details and links to the research!