To say that “strength training is important” sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it? Nonetheless, it needs to be said to convey just how important it is. My new article on Return of Kings is about why this type of training is of the utmost necessity, especially (but not only) for us men.
…I have discussed that there’s more to life than strength training—and I will never stop standing by that. Contrary to what some in the manosphere would have you believe, to solely do resistance training is only giving yourself a half-advantage; after all, a man who can deadlift 1000 pounds isn’t all that useful if he can’t walk up a flight of stairs without dying of a heart attack.
With that being said, I wish to make something perfectly clear: while I don’t feel that strength training is the only thing you should do, I do feel that it is the most important thing you ought to be doing. To put quantities upon it, I would roughly estimate that 50% of the state of being “fit” is being strong, with the remaining 50% being a combination of cardiovascular and flexibility/dexterity training.
Simply put, if you’re not strength training, you are not training yourself to be as fit and strong as you can possibly be.
Obviously, the most visible benefit in strength training is that, simply, you will see increased strength and ability—which is to say, the ability to produce and resist external forces. It’s pretty self-explanatory: both the actual muscles fibers will increase in strength, and the central nervous system will become more accustomed to firing muscle units in synchronicity. Or to put it in even simpler terms—if you train with progressively heavier weights, you will become stronger…
You can click right here, to go to Return of Kings and read this article.