Do You Need To Lift Weights?By Alex On August 25, 2009 Under Uncategorized
I get questions e-mailed to me all the time.
Just last night, I was going through some of the more recent ones, and I seemed to notice a scary trend in the questions.
It was mainly from athletes who played a lot of different sports (basketball, football, baseball, etc.), who all wanted to get a lot quicker and faster, but were looking for every excuse NOT to lift weights… BIG Mistake. Here’s why…
Big muscles aren’t just for the beach, they do a lot of really helpful things for you, starting with they make you faster. When your muscles increase in size or strength (usually both), they become voluntarily more powerful, more absorptive and more resistant to injury.
In layman’s terms, you’re able to put more force into the ground, and we all know what goes in must come out, so by putting more force into the ground, more comes out, and when you’ve got more force coming out, YOU’RE faster.
Plain and simple, know this: More strength will only HELP you.
Lift weights, it’s good for you.
I’ll be back on Thursday with some keys to remember when you begin a new weight lifting program to ensure you don’t end up wasting your time, effort and hard-work in the gym, so long as we get 10 comments below, before then.
So, first, I want to hear from you below in the Comments section. I want to know about a time or setting where you read or had someone try to tell you that weights would slow you down (I hear this all the time!). In just a couple sentences, I want to hear what “mumbo-jumbo” they tried to spit at you. Talk to you below!