Woman Exercising with Dumbells ca. 2001Many weight lifters train on their own or with a workout partner or personal trainer in gyms. There is little uniformity throughout the country, and weight lifters select their own workouts and design their own programs.

CrossFit, on the other hand, prides itself on having a greater sense of community.

Amy Crouse, CEO of Bolderband, a fashion headwear line that appeals to women CrossFitters, said, “The encouragement, camaraderie, and friendly competition at my gym helps me take my workout to a whole new level. The trackable results keep me coming back again and again. Even though the workouts are extremely challenging, CrossFit meets people where they are, and then allows them to constantly surprise themselves as they safely discover what they’re capable of.”

A major benefit of weight training is that it can help build bone mass among younger participants and preserve bone mass among middle-aged and older adults. Weight lifting exercises not only strengthen muscles, but also force bones to adapt to the increased load from the activity, making them stronger.

Read more

(Visited 57 times, 1 visits today)