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How important is lifting weights, to you?

Asked by TrevorMaryWeatherALL (45points) May 16th, 2010

I have, for the past couple years, kept a pretty consistent lifting/workout schedule (I’d say twice a week). And now for the last 8 weeks or so, I think I’ve lifted only once (it’s been rugby season). And now I’m wondering; questioning it’s value and how relevant to me and my life. Any help would be appreciated.

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ragingloli's avatar

It is so important to me that I never do it.

Zaku's avatar

I have almost never lifted weights that way, and feel almost no sense of having missed anything.

SeventhSense's avatar

I like to lift and when I can’t I start feeling weak. I injured my shoulder about 3 weeks ago and I’ve stayed out of the gym because I’ve had to force myself to rest it. It’s tough but I don’t want to do permanent damage. I have to remember I’m not 21 anymore and that sucks.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I have lifted weights nearly 6 times per week for the last 15 years.I like the way it makes me feel and I like to keep in shape…although I am exhausted/lol ;)

Fyrius's avatar

Shame on you, loli-kun.

Getting into weight lifting has shown me an entirely new way to look at the world, not to mention making a much more physically competent person. I consider it a great enhancement and one of the best habits I currently have.
And I’d recommend it to anyone.

It makes you a stronger and healthier person, yielding a longer and more multi-faceted life. It prevents back injuries and heart problems later in life. It makes you more resilient to injury in general.
It teaches you how to deal with things that are difficult and intimidating but not complicated, problems that can be solved just by determination and a healthy dose of courage. It develops confidence.
It teaches you to push against your limits and it shows you that perseverance is rewarded with improvement.
It also makes you look really cool.

mass_pike4's avatar

Weight training is very important. I do not know where to even begin on the great benefits…

1. Prevent injuries by strengthening the muscles. You should lift to hit all the muscles so that one muscle is not stronger than another = this could lead to injuries
2. The more muscle you gain, the more calories you will burn. Muscle is a calorie burning furnace. The more you have, the more calories you’ll burn even at rest!
3. You feel great once you’re on a routine. There is better blood flow throughout your body, so your body can transport nutrients and oxygen to the brain more effectively

Primobabe's avatar

It depends on a person’s age. As the years go by, it can be very beneficial to incorporate some type of strength/resistance training into one’s exercise regimen. Weight training increases stamina, prevents osteoporosis, improves posture, and maintains skin and muscle tone.

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