Everyone wants more energy and this can come with increase in muscle mass.
I’ve talked to people over and over again about goals and nine times out of ten when listing their goals and what they desire, “have more energy,” is on that list.
I’m sure you’ve heard family and friends talk about how much they would love to have more energy to do something. You, or someone you’re close to has said the phrase, “If only I had the energy I had when I was a kid.”
Think about it. You know it’s happened.
Everyone wants to have the energy to:
- Move more often
- Have more fun
- Participate in the activities they love more often
- And More!
Did you know increasing your lean muscle mass could give you more energy?
There’s a reason you aren’t able to complete a 2-hour workout or, for some even 30-minutes, when you start working out. Your body is working so hard to produce energy for the activity that you drain all your glycogen stores in your muscle. Fatigue is directly correlated to being deconditioned and having limited amount of lean muscle.
As you build your strength, endurance and flexibility you are also affecting your body’s ability to use and store energy.
This is a huge benefit when it comes to having more energy and feeling more energized!
Improve your energy by adding lean muscle mass!
Improving your lean muscle mass isn’t as difficult as it may sound. All you need to do is:
– Go to a gym to get a membership or buy some simple, low cost weights.
– Use simple exercises such as the ones shown here on YouTube.
– Start adding these simple exercises to your routine 2-4 times per week
As mentioned in a previous article post, it is best to start re-building your foundation and to start with a rehabilitation type of mindset when adding strength training to your workouts. [LINK Rehabilitation article]
It’s vital to move slow and build a proper foundation so you don’t injure yourself. If four strength workouts sound a bit much to begin, start with only two. Then, every week to two weeks add more exercises or add another day of training.
You don’t need to go to the gym and come out tomorrow looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Start slow. Slow will get you where you want to go.
When we have more lean muscle, we will automatically have more ENERGY!
I know, it almost sounds like a corny pitch or that it’s too good to be true. Honestly, it’s the truth. Adding lean muscle mass will directly impact your energy levels for multiple reasons. It’s a direct affect that occurs, so why are you still waiting?
When you build more lean muscle, you will begin to:
- Increase the glycogen stores in your muscle
- Have more fun
- Increase the efficiency of your ability to use energy stores
- Improve your confidence
- Complete longer bouts of exercise
We can go on and on forever about the benefits of strength training, but what is most important to you?
More Lean Muscle + More Energy = Improved Self-Confidence
There are several reasons that exercising regularly affects our self-confidence. Multiple studies have shown how regular exercise can impact our self-confidence, mindset and overall mood.
But, how does strength training and increasing lean muscle mass help?
Have you ever not gone out with friends because you knew you wouldn’t have the energy to keep up?
Have you ever decided to skip a party because you didn’t like the way your clothes fit?
Well, improving your lean muscle mass will affect all those things as well as your confidence. When you are more confident in your ability to move, to have the energy to keep up and look good doing it, you’ll be more confident in other areas as well.
Building and maintaining proper lean muscle will help your self-confidence to soar!
Where to go from here?
It’s important to remember that you are only a few steps away from getting started on your journey back to an energy filled life! Check out some simple tips and exercises here [Link video] to get started!
Adding muscle doesn’t mean adding ‘Bulk’, it means adding:
Contact us today to have any questions you may have about strength training and lean muscle answered. We are here to help you live a full, energized, strong life! Let’s go!