Most of our clients report the main advantage of a successful exercise program is ‘Feeling Good’. We’d hasten to add that body fat loss and the accompanying spike in energy will help you; age better, improve your lifestyle and simply become a better partner or parent to hang out with.
The keys to success with strength training, once you respect the principle of never hurting yourself, can be found in two major guiding principles. Progressive overload and consistency. You need to gradually but surely increase the challenge or your body will have nothing to adapt to and obviously if you aren’t consistent, then the results won’t be there either. Unfortunate factoid: You can’t store either fitness or strength. Hence the advice above. Don’t stop, once you start.