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There is a tremendous amount of scientific research that shows something as simple as a barbell class can help to build muscle, reduce fat, help with weight loss, and ward off aging. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking the only way to get fit is through cardio and restrictive diet.

When you build muscle you are not only improving your appearance but you are gaining strength that can help to improve your overall fitness level. There are a few myths associated with barbell strength training that need to be dispelled.

Myth 1: Building Muscle Doesn't help lose Weight

A lot of people believe that if they start a barbell class they will wind up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime. You can use a barbell class to build muscle and tone. When you build muscle you lose fat, which is the kind of weight you want off. If you want to lose fat quicker than you should be trying to build muscle quickly.

Myth 2: Age Limits

Another misconception about training with barbells is that there is an age limit to get started. The fact is that numerous studies have shown that the mature population needs strength training more than the younger population.

You can build muscle at any age and strengthen your core which could help improve balance. It is never too late to get started. Any person of any age and of any skill level can start a barbell class.

Myth 3: There are very few Benefits

When you build muscle you can get some amazing benefits. Basic lifts done in the right repetition can help you to build muscle with relatively light weights. In other words, you do not have to build tremendous muscle to gain:

  • Weight loss and weight management
  • Toning
  • Increased strength

You can take advantage of all the health benefits by joining a gym that offers barbell training classes.
Less than 5% of the adult population exercises for 30 or minutes or more three times a week. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by to build muscle and get fit.

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